Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday hailed President Donald Trump and said he has a “true understanding” of the realities in the region when it comes to terrorism.
"There is a true understanding of realities in the region," Sisi told Fox News in an interview, following his meeting with Trump earlier this week.
"And there is seriousness and responsible actions in facing extremism and terrorism in the region. And that's a wonderful thing indeed. There is nothing better than to counter evil," he added.
The Egyptian president said the world needs to “speak with one face as we confront terrorism” and questioned Russia’s ties to the atrocities in Syria.
“Russia has interests in Syria and the region,” he said. “And I think they are defending their interests.”
Sisi’s meeting with Trump came amid attempts to restore ties between the United States and Egypt which have been strained in recent years under former President Barack Obama.
In 2013, shortly after Sisi and the Egyptian army ousted then-Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, Obama suspended American military aid to Egypt. He released the aid two years later. READ MORE