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Pres. Trump To Meet With Egyptian Pres. At WH For Sixth Meeting

President Trump is expected to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for the sixth meeting between the leaders in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties.

The president is set to welcome President El-Sisi to the White House Tuesday to discuss a range of topics affecting both nations.

According to the White House, the pair is expected to address counterterrorism, economic reform, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, security, and human rights.

El-Sisi has come under fire in the past for having a questionable human rights record for cracking down on political opposition.

The White House has said the pair will discuss human rights in a “frank” and “open” manner emphasizing the importance of the alliance.

The meeting comes just days before the Egyptian parliament will decide on an amendment which would allow El-Sisi to stay in power until 2034.

President Trump praised his last meeting with El-Sisi at the White House back in April 2017 touting the progress the nations have made in strengthening ties.

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