Sisi meets heads of American Jewish organizations
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi with a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations during their meeting in Cairo Feb.11, 2016. Courtesy of Egypt's presidential media office.
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CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al Sisi met Thursday with a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations as part of their tour through the region, according to a presidential statement.

They discussed a wide range of domestic and international issues, including US-Egyptian and Israeli-Egyptian relations, developments and challenges in the Middle East, particularly the situations in Syria and Libya, Iran’s nuclear deal along with regional threats posed by terrorist organizations, according to the statement.

During the meeting, “Sisi has underscored the strategic relations that have bound Egypt and the United States for decades, noting that these relations have successfully surmounted numerous challenges over the past few years, and thus demonstrating their longstanding, steadfast and stable nature,” said the statement.

From their side, heads of the American Jewish organizations stressed the importance of Egypt’s role as a key cornerstone for peace and stability in the region. “They commended the longstanding relations that bind Egypt and the United States at all levels. They also emphasized their commitment to conveying to the American public the truth about the situation in Egypt and the challenges it faces as a result of regional turmoil,” said the statement.

The delegation came to Egypt after a visit to Turkey where they met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Youm7.

The delegation is also scheduled to head for Jerusalem next week for an annual conference to be attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and other senior Israeli political figures.

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