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Foreign pool report #1 POTUS with President Sisi of Egypt
Nadia Bilbassy • Al Arabiya
April 3, 2017: 12:41 PM


Pool was taken at 12:02 to Oval Office where both POTUS and President Sisi were seated. The Egyptian President was smiling almost all the time. He had a translator sitting on his left side.

General Sisi spoke in Arabic stating two important points as he describe them. First, his willingness and that of Egypt to fight terrorism which he Sums up as " a satanic ideology " and "an evil one that terrorize innocent civilians ". He assures POTUS that Egypt will help him to implement his counter Terrorism strategy.

The other point he stressed was about the (problem of the century) he didn't mention by name but my guess is that he was referring to the Israeli / Palestinian conflict at which POTUS agreed that they need to work on it.

On a style point, Sisi expressed his admiration of President Trump's character and his strategy of fighting terrorism more than once.

No officials were spotted at the oval. I guess they were all at the cabinet room in anticipation for expanded meeting that follows.

Sisi met with President Trump in NY in Sept when he was a candidate.

This is the first visit of General Sisi to Washington in 8 years.

Full transcript to follow.

Your pooler asked POTUS if his admin will consider enlisting the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization which Egypt is pushing for, he listened but didn't answer.



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