News

Egypt’s President Sisi Meets With Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Egypt’s President Sisi Meets With Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

12548956_1324518390907830_1028597050637827662_n

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Sunday with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley in Cairo.

The meeting, which took place at the Presidential Palace, was aimed at discussing Egyptian-U.S. relations and regional developments.

During the meeting, the President and the two U.S. officials discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, terrorism in the region, and the situation in Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Albright, who was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State in 1997, had previously joined former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in meeting President Sisi in New York in September 2014.

Sisi’s meeting with Albright and Hadley, who was the 21st U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, comes as Egypt and the U.S. attempt to restore ties.

Earlier this week, American website The Intercept reported that President Obama is proposing the removal of human rights conditions on foreign aid to Egypt. Under the current law, 15 percent of aid to Egypt is subject to being withheld based on human rights conditions, reported The Intercept.

Meanwhile, at a press conference four days ago, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the  “very important” strategic relationship between Cairo and Washington D.C., adding that Egypt is “a leader of the Arab world in no uncertain terms”.

Egyptian-U.S. ties have been strained since the January 25 revolution in 2011, and worsened after the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi. However, the recent return of military aid and efforts to boost bilateral ties have seen a warming of ties despite some caution on Egypt’s behalf.

Egypt's New Capital City: Construction of First Phase to Provide 1.5 Million Jobs
Egypt's Transport Ministry Seeks EGP 90 Million Investment to Improve Railways

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Former Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Mahdi Akef Dies at 89

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Forest Whitaker to Receive Career Achievement Award at El Gouna Film Festival

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Egypt Ranks First in ‘Where to invest in Africa 2018’ List

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

Uber to Launch Public Transport Service in Egypt: Minister

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

US to Consider Restoring Halted Military Aid to Egypt: Trump

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

President Al-Sisi Addresses the United Nations

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 20, 2017

President Al-Sisi Meets Israel’s Netanyahu Publicly For The First Time in New York

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 19, 2017

Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa Acquitted By Egypt Courts After Four-Year Imprisonment

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.