Trump calls Fattah al-Sisi, says keen to overcome obstacles and develop relationship between countries

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US President Donald Trump called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi late last night and said he was keen on developing the relationship between their countries, and overcoming any obstacles that might affect it.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's office said, the telephone call came two days after two U.S. sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Washington had decided to deny Egypt 95.7 million dollars in aid and to delay a further 195 million dollars because it had failed to make progress on respecting human rights and democracy. 

In a statement it said Sisi received a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump who affirmed the strength of the friendship between Egypt and the United States and expressed his keenness on continuing to develop the relationship and overcome any obstacles that might affect it.

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