During the telephone conversation, the presidents of the United States and Egypt, stressed the importance of the strategic partnership between the two countries
The President of the United States Donald trump congratulated Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his reelection as President of Egypt.As the White house said, during a Monday telephone conversation, the President also confirmed the strategic nature of partnership between the United States and Egypt.
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who had no real competitors, was re-elected with a majority, amounting, according to official data, 97 percent of the vote.
“The two leaders stressed the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt,” reads a White house statement.
The same day as the elections in Egypt responded to the U.S. state Department. “We are looking forward to working with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in order to further develop our strategic partnership”, – stated in the statement of the acting assistant Secretary of state for public diplomacy Heather Nauert.
Neuert stressed the need for joint efforts to resolve the existing problems and, together with the respect for and protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.
“We drew attention to the reports of restriction of freedom of speech and freedom of Association on the way to the election. We will continue to promote increased opportunities for the participation of Egyptians in the political process, stressing the importance of protection of human rights and the vital role of civil society in Egypt”, – reads the statement of foreign policy Department of the USA.