Egypt, U.S. treasury secretary discuss mutual cooperation, regional issues

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Terner Mnuchin have discussed mutual cooperation and regional issues.

During a meeting in Cairo, Sisi affirmed Egypt’s “keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the strategic partnership”, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

Sisi also highlighted the vital role this partnership played in achieving stability in the Middle East region.

Meanwhile, Sisi and Mnuchin discussed “the recent developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue, adding that Sisi appreciated the U.S. efforts to solve this issue”, the statement said.

The two sides also reviewed developments in the Palestinian cause and ways to revive the Middle East peace process, Rady said, adding that Sisi reaffirmed Egypt’s position which supports reaching a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people.

Hauwa Mustapha