American senator urges support for Egypt
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine - Photo courtsey of

WASHINGTON: A U.S. senator has said that the January 25 Revolution in Egypt was a first step toward democracy that was boosted by the 2013 uprising.

Addressing a meeting of a Washington-based studies institute, Tim Kaine called the decision to hand over Apache helicopters to Egypt “wise.”

He called on the U.S. administration to support Egypt’s efforts to counter terrorism and underlined the importance of American-Egyptian ties.

Also present at the meeting was Elliot Abrams, a former U.S. national security adviser, who urged more American military aid to Cairo.

He also said former army commander Abdel Fatah al-Sisi should be given a chance, if he wins the presidential election, to achieve economic reform and restore stability in Egypt.

Abrams added that the main challenge Sisi will face is to bring about economic reforms.

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