Cairo, Jan 23 (AP) Egypt’s presidency says that US President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who expressed hope for a “new push” in bilateral relations under Trump’s administration.

The statement said that the newly-inaugurated Trump called el-Sissi today and “expressed his appreciation for the difficulties Egypt bears in its war against terrorism.” Trump and el-Sissi have already shown a certain bond.

Trump said there was “good chemistry” when they met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September.(AP) KJ

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