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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi congratulated United States president elect Donald Trump on his victory Wednesday – openly expressing heartfelt sentiments held by authoritarian leaders throughout the region.
“Egypt is looking forward to a new boost in bilateral relations under the new Trump administration,”
said a statement from the presidential spokesman.
President Ashraf Ghani said that his country and the US are "strategic partners in the fight against terrorism and partners in development".
"[The] Afghan government is hopeful that close co-operation [with] the new president-elect will further deepen ties between the two countries," a statement released by the presidential palace said.
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah added that "combating extremism and efforts to bring peace and stability" are the top priorities of both countries, along with strengthening economic, military, social and cultural ties.