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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke to Donald Trump on the telephone on Wednesday, congratulating him on his victory in the U.S. presidential election and seeking to foster closer diplomatic ties, an Egyptian presidency statement said.
"The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed his utmost appreciation to the president, pointing out that his was the first international call he had received to congratulate him on winning the election," the statement said.
"President Trump said he looked forward to meeting the president (again) soon."
Be fitsum Girma @fitsekal Nov 9
"Trump's victory, a setback for Muslim Brotherhood and a good news for
El-Sisi" #Egypt MPs ln.is... … via @ahramonline
originally posted by: uncommitted
a reply to: mikegrouchy
I hate to burst your bubble, but almost every leader of every country will congratulate the new president whoever the president is. It's protocol, it's not a particular judgement on who actually won. America does the same.