Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met on Saturday with a delegation from the US congress, headed by senator Dana Rohrabacher. The meeting took place inside the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to a state-run media outlet.
The meeting discussed bilateral relations with the United States of America and ways to enhance cooperation between both countries. This is the second recent visit of a US congress delegation to Egypt.
Earlier in June 2016, a delegation from the US Congress arrived in Cairo to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The delegation was also led by Dana Rohrabacher, who is the chairperson of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats subcommittee of the US House of Representatives, who will also meet with other senior government and private sector officials.
At that time, the delegation’s visit aimed to discuss the long-standing partnership between the US and Egypt, efforts to fight terrorism, and the two nations’ shared interests in regional stability and security, the US embassy stated.
Several US congress members have visited Egypt in 2016 and also met with President Al-Sisi and other senior officials.