Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Monday with US President Donald Trump for the fifth time since Trump came to power on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly 73rd meeting in New York.
Sisi expressed his pleasure to meet Trump, saying "Being here and having this meeting really states the magnitude of Egyptian and American relationship."
We’re working with Egypt on many different fronts, including military, trade, and whatever else we can work on. It’s an honor to be with you again," Trump said.
Moreover, Trump congratulated the Egyptian leader for "the outstanding job to counter-terrorism, saying "you’re working very hard on that. It’s not easy. You’re at the forefront but you’ve done an outstanding job."
On the other hand, Sisi asserted that Egypt "will be able to eliminate terrorism" with the aid of the United States. He stated that fighting terrorism "has been an obligation that [Trump] made very clear since taking the office and during his presidential campaign," stressing that Egypt "supports you in this."
Trump also noted that the US "has done very well" in fighting terrorism in the Middle East, pointing out that they "whipped out ISIS in Syria."