Egyptian president upstages world leaders to congratulate US President-elect

The Egyptian president said he hoped the business mogul’s election would breathe new life into US-Egyptian ties.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

The Egyptian president, who held a friendly meeting with Trump during a visit to New York in September, said he hoped the business mogul’s election would breathe new life into U.S.-Egyptian ties.

He said, "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump appreciated the Egyptian president.

“al-Sisi’s call was the first international call Trump received to congratulate him on winning the election.

“Trump said he looked forward to meeting al-Sisi soon.”

Egypt receives military aid from the U.S. worth 1.3 billion dollars a year.

Unperturbed by Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, many Egyptians welcomed his victory, saying his opponent Hillary Clinton’s record in office had won her few friends in the most populous Arab country.

“We in Egypt love Trump not Hillary because she is an enemy of the Middle East and we were scared of her presence.

“Trump’s relationship with us is nice and we had hoped for him to win,” said 56-year-oldHani Nasr, an accountant.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Rampaging youths burn houses, injure pastor over 'blasphemy' in Bauchi

Rampaging youths burn houses, injure pastor over 'blasphemy' in Bauchi

Buhari appoints new Statistician-General for NBS

Buhari appoints new Statistician-General for NBS

Party primaries: APC delegates vow to vote credible leaders

Party primaries: APC delegates vow to vote credible leaders

NCAA, Police investigate how mangled corpse got to Lagos airport runway

NCAA, Police investigate how mangled corpse got to Lagos airport runway

2023: Amaechi promises to run an all-inclusive government if elected

2023: Amaechi promises to run an all-inclusive government if elected

Nigeria, UAE to further extend bilateral ties

Nigeria, UAE to further extend bilateral ties

PDP says only elected delegates will vote at primaries and convention

PDP says only elected delegates will vote at primaries and convention

Blasphemy: NBA may intervene in Deborah's murder prosecution - President

Blasphemy: NBA may intervene in Deborah's murder prosecution - President

APC wants to impose consensus presidential candidate - Adamu Garba

APC wants to impose consensus presidential candidate - Adamu Garba