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Muslim Brotherhood dominates Sisi’s agenda at Congress

April 5, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Egyptian President Abdulfettah el-Sisi (2nd L) meets with Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan (3rd R) and US House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd R) in Washington, US on 4 April 2017 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu]

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi headed to the US Congress yesterday evening where he held a series of meetings with a number of senior officials on the sidelines of his visit to the United States.

Members of the US Congress confirmed that they will discuss with Al-Sisi the state of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the extent of his commitment to fighting terrorism. They stressed that they need to hear details of his commitment to fighting terrorism and what the Brotherhood did in Egypt.

Congressman Devin Nunes walks away from the meeting with Egyptian President Sisi on 5 April 2017 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu]

Congressman Devin Nunes is seen leaving a meeting with Egyptian President Sisi on 5 April 2017 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu]

Al-Sisi is scheduled to meet with the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, and with the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ed Royce, as well as House Speaker, Paul Ryan.

Al-Sisi will also meet the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Bob Corker, and with 21 members of the committee, as well as Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader in the Senate.

The president’s visit to the Congress comes in the framework of strengthening bridges of communication and mutual understanding on the nature of the challenges facing the region and ways to address them and to emphasise that Egyptian-US relations are complex and strategic and that they need strengthening in order to overcome the battles ahead.