US Seeks Stronger Ties with Egypt

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By Dipo Olowookere

A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived Friday on a visit to strengthen ties between the American and Egyptian peoples.

Headed by Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the delegation held productive meetings with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as well as senior Egyptian government, business, and community leaders.

Following Representative Rohrabacher’s January 2014 visit to Egypt, he announced the formation of a bipartisan Egypt Caucus in the House of Representatives to further relations between Egypt and the United States.

The delegation addressed a range of mutual interests and cooperation, and expressed U.S. support for Egypt’s security, stability, and prosperity. The delegation included Representatives Juan Vargas and J. Luis Correa of California, Representative Andy Harris of Maryland, Representative French Hill of Arkansas, Representative Robert Pittenger of North Carolina, and Representative Steve King of Iowa.

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