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Following the U.S. presidential elections, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi congratulated President-elect Donald Trump via telephone and extended an invitation for him to visit Cairo.

According to the presidency, Sisi was the first international leader to convey his well-wishes. A statement was also issued that expressed hope for future relations between the two nations, stating, “Egypt is looking forward to seeing a new spirit brought to the presidential term of President Trump in terms of Egyptian-American relations, including more cooperation and coordination for the mutual benefit of the American and Egyptian people.”

Sisi also vocalized his hope that Trump will work to promote regional stability and peace. Trump previously praised President Sisi as a “fantastic guy.”

This echoed statements made by Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi, who stated [Fr], “I’m certain that [Donald Trump] will spare no effort in bringing peace and stability to the Middle East.”

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