Trump praises Sisi, says he will visit Egypt soon

US President Donald Trump says he hopes to visit Egypt soon following his travel to Saudi Arabia as part of a six-stop trip.

Trump made the remarks Sunday in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Riyadh, hours before he is scheduled to address an Arab Islamic American summit.

“I will get to Egypt. We will absolutely be putting that on the list very soon,” Trump said, praising Washington-Cairo relations.

He said his talks with Sisi are “very very important,” adding, “We’ve really been through a lot together positively.”

Sisi, the former chief of the Egyptian army, came to power in July 2013 by ousting Egypt’s first-ever democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in a coup.

Morsi was sentenced to death in June 2015 on charges of participating in prison breaks and violence against policemen during the 2011 uprising that toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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