Trump plans to resume US military aid to Egypt
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he planned to resume military aid to Egypt, which was partially frozen between 2013 and 2015 by former President Barack Obama over human rights abuses.

"We will certainly study this," Donald Trump said in an interview with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Egypt's response was strong after America's decision to freeze $ 195 million in military aid because of poor results in democracy and civil liberties.

"The US-Egypt relationship is very good," Donald Trump said. Washington regards Egypt as a strategic ally in the region to manage conflicts in Libya and resolve disputes between Israel and the Palestinians. Egypt has great efforts in the Middle East.

After partially suspending military aid in 2013, the US administration led by Barack Obama returned it in March 2015 with a budget of $ 1.3 billion. By August 2015, US diplomacy had announced the launch of a "strategic" partnership with Egypt, and Washington had promised to support Egypt's security and counterterrorism.

Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger.