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From: Inside Story

A new relationship between US and Egypt?

In a shift of policy, Donald Trump gives the Egyptian president red-carpet treatment at the White House.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was the first Egyptian president to visit Washington in almost eight years and he received a warm welcome by President Donald Trump.

It’s a shift in US policy.

The Obama administration had a tense relationship with Sisi after he led the ousting of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Issues ranging from military aid to fighting so-called terrorism were discussed as the presidents met at the White House on Monday.

So, does the US have a new approach to the Middle East? And what will Egypt’s role be?

Presenter: Nick Clark


Michele Dunne, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Dalia Fahmy, Egyptian Rule of Law Association.

Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland.