• April 19, 2019

Trump to host Egypt’s Sisi on April 9: White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral assembly with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations Normal Meeting in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the White Home on April 9 for talks on strengthening their strategic partnership and dealing on shared priorities within the Center East, the White Home mentioned on Friday.

The White Home mentioned in an announcement the 2 leaders would talk about “constructing on our sturdy army, financial and counterterrorism cooperation” in addition to regional financial integration and “Egypt’s longstanding function as a lynchpin of regional stability.”

The go to by al Sisi comes at a time of renewed tensions between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza after a rocket fired from the coastal enclave wounded seven Israelis close to Tel Aviv.

Israel responded with air strikes and warnings from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel was ready to wage a broad army marketing campaign in Gaza if wanted.

Trump on Monday signed a decree recognizing Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, captured from Syria within the 1967 warfare. The choice, which was criticized by Arab states, got here as Israel gears up for elections on April 9.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned the Golan resolution would assist resolve the battle between Israelis and Palestinians by eradicating uncertainty. White Home advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt have been working to place collectively a peace proposal to handle the battle.

Reporting by David Alexander; Modifying by Chizu Nomiyama and Invoice Trott


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