CAIRO – Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi held talks on Monday with visiting Palestinian counterpart and promised to discuss the Palestinian issue with US President Donald Trump during his next visit to Washington.
El-Sisi highlighted the central role of Washington in pushing the peace process forward and ending the Israel-Palestine conflict during his meeting with Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo.
The Egyptian leader will be received by Trump at the White House, during his first official visit to Washington, scheduled for the first week of April.
Egypt and the United States maintain good relations as Washington provides the Arab country with military aid worth an annual $1.3 billion.
During the meeting Abbas expressed his interest in coordinating efforts with Egypt and other countries before the next Arab summit, to take place next week in Jordan, to give priority to the Palestinian case.
Both leaders also addressed the issue of Israeli settlements and the humanitarian situation in Palestinian territory.
Abbas arrived in Cairo on Sunday night for a brief visit, on a tour that will take him to Qatar, Germany and Belgium.