News

Egypt’s President Sisi Meets CIA Director

Egypt’s President Sisi Meets CIA Director

635744782523135425_gettyimages-483143558

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the Director John Brennan of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Sunday in Cairo.

During the meeting, which saw the Egyptian President stress the importance of bilateral relations between Cairo and Washington D.C., the CIA’s Director praised Egypt’s regional and international role and the importance Egypt plays in resolving crises across the Middle East.

President Sisi also told Director Brennan that Egypt is continuing its fight against militants in North Sinai, stressing that terrorism is limited to an area that does not exceed one percent of North Sinai’s total land area.

In the meeting, which was also attended  by the head of Egyptian General Intelligence Khaled Fawzy and US Ambassador to Cairo Stephen Beecroft, President Sisi expressed his wish to expand US-Egyptian relations to other fields.

Meanwhile, Director Brennan said the U.S. was committed to supporting Egypt in its fight against terrorism and congratulated the Egyptian President for the recent parliamentary elections.

Egypt-US relations have been strained since the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. However, with recent moves including the return of US aid to Egypt, analysts say ties have improved.

Life in the Freezer: An Everyday Routine for 1200 Egyptian Workers
China Offers Egypt $US 1 Billion Loan Coinciding With 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Woman Becomes Country’s First Flight Attendant with Down Syndrome

Egyptian StreetsDecember 5, 2019

Egypt’s Climate Change Performance Recognized in CCPI Report

Egyptian StreetsDecember 5, 2019

Tunisia Becomes First Country in the MENA Region to Introduce Sex Ed in Schools

Egyptian StreetsDecember 3, 2019

Egyptian Shaabi Singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim Dies Aged 62

Egyptian StreetsDecember 3, 2019

Free Family Planning Services to Be Provided Nationwide This December

Egyptian StreetsDecember 1, 2019

World AIDS Day: 13,000 Living with HIV in Egypt Despite Efforts to Combat Infection

Egyptian StreetsDecember 1, 2019

Sudan Abolishes its Public Order Law in a Move Towards Women Empowerment

Egyptian StreetsNovember 29, 2019

Seven Women Appointed As Deputy Governors, Representing 40% of Latest Reshuffle

Egyptian StreetsNovember 28, 2019