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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received, on Tuesday, US Secretary of Treasury Stephen Mnuchin, in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Abbas Kamel, Chief of General Intelligence.
Ambassador Bassam Radi, the official spokesperson for the Presidency of the Republic, stated that the President requested that his greetings be conveyed to the US President “Donald Trump”, appreciating his role in strengthening bilateral relations between Egypt and the United States in all fields during the past years, and affirming at the same time Egypt’s keenness to strengthen bilateral cooperation. Between the two countries within the framework of the extended strategic partnership relations between the two countries and the vital role of that partnership in achieving stability in the Middle East region.
from his side; “Mnuchin” conveyed the greetings of the American President to President Sisi, stressing his country’s appreciation of the strategic relations with Egypt, in light of the political weight that Egypt enjoys in its regional surroundings, which contributes to achieving balance in the region, praising in this context Egypt’s rational stances under the leadership of the President, As well as the role of his sovereignty in advancing the frameworks of cooperation between the two countries, bilaterally and regionally.
The spokesman added that the meeting witnessed discussions on a number of regional files, including the developments of the Renaissance Dam file, where the President expressed appreciation for the efforts of the United States under the leadership of President “Trump” in that issue, and the personal involvement of Mr. “Mnuchin” in the successive rounds of the tripartite negotiations. The intensification that took place in Washington early last year, and in this context the US Treasury Secretary praised, on his part, the objectivity and positive spirit that Egypt showed during the sessions of those negotiations.
The two sides also reviewed developments in the Palestinian issue and ways to revive the peace process, as the President affirmed Egypt’s steadfast position in this regard to reach a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and establish their independent state according to international references, expressing Egypt’s aspiration for continued cooperation with the United States in this regard, Considering that the Palestinian issue is the core of the Middle East issues, and settling it will change the reality of the entire region for the better, by opening new horizons for cooperation at the regional level and undermining terrorism and extremist ideology, stressing that this appreciation stems from a long experience and the reality of Egypt, which was a forerunner in Pursuing the path of peace in the region for more than four decades, which is the path through which I looked forward to the best way to settle issues politically and achieve stability, and then turn to construction and development for the benefit of peoples and future generations.
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