Trump says he and Sisi have ‘good chemistry’ following meeting at UN

Published September 24th, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Sisi joins the ranks of people Trump approves of by being a 'fantastic guy who took control of Egypt.' (AFP/File)
Sisi joins the ranks of people Trump approves of by being a 'fantastic guy who took control of Egypt.' (AFP/File)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump praised on Thursday his meeting with the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, saying that there was “good chemistry” between them.

Sisi met with Trump on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly meeting held in New York last week.

In statements made to Fox Business, Trump thought the meeting with Sisi was “productive” and described it as a “great meeting”.

He believes that Sisi is a “fantastic guy who took control of Egypt" by taking a “tough approach” to whip out militants.

Similarly, when asked about what he thought of Trump, Sisi told the CNN in an interview that there is “no doubt” that Trump would make a strong leader. 

Following their meeting, the Trump campaign released a statement expressing that “under a Trump Administration, the United States of America will be a loyal friend, not simply an ally” to Egypt. 

The duo’s meeting mainly tackled terrorism and focused on political, military and economic cooperation between the two countries, but they did not discuss the human rights situation in Egypt, as opposed to Sisi’s meeting with Trump’s rival the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

Trump has been largely criticised for statements he previously made related to banning Muslims from entering the US. 

But Sisi believes that the US Republican candidate might not follow through with his plans after being elected as Trump’s perception might then alter.


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