President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday in Cairo, where the latter hailed El-Sisi’s significant role in promoting stability in Egypt.
The two “reaffirmed their strong commitment to the US-Egypt strategic partnership and cooperation on a range of regional and international challenges,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.
During his meeting with the Egyptian president, Blinken addressed ongoing efforts to de-escalate tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. He also underlined the importance of unified international support in order to hold elections in Libya.
The American official stressed the necessity of adhering to the Framework Political Agreement to fulfill the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people.
In the same vein, Blinken expressed the US’s solidarity with Egypt as it contends with the economic impact of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. He also voiced American support for Egypt’s home-grown economic reform agenda, as well as for the International Monetary Fund program underpinning its implementation.
Sisi and Blinken tackled ways to further boost cooperation on economic prosperity for the benefit of the Egyptian and American people.
Additionally, the US secretary emphasized that the bilateral relationship is strengthened by progress on human rights. He also called for a diplomatic resolution on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would safeguard the interests of all parties.