Trump and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi during a "warm and positive" meeting at the White House on Monday discussed holding a summit in Washington, D.C., the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat reported on Tuesday.
"I just want to say to you, Mr. President, that you have a great friend and ally in the United States and in me", Trump told Sisi. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time.
"We agree on so many things". He told Trump the United States would find Egypt at its side in "bringing about an effective strategy in the counterterrorism effort".
Sisi's visit kicked off a consequential foreign-policy week for the Trump administration.
President Sisi had been barred from the White House ever since he seized power in a military takeover almost four years ago.
Like Trump, el-Sissi believes he can eradicate radical Islamic extremism.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also said America condemns the act of violence and expresses condolences for the victims.
Last but not least, Al-Sisi also met secretary of state Rex Tillerson, former U.S. homeland security secretary Michael Ashcroft, and Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader in the USA senate, and their meetings also included discussions on bilateral relations, regional issues, and counterterrorism. "The United States is prepared to offer assistance to Russian Federation that it may require in investigating this crime", Sean Spicer said.
Days before Sissi's White House visit, a senior White House official briefing reporters said the Trump administration would work quietly with Egypt on human rights issues.
Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative for global negotiations, raised the idea of reviving peace talks to other Arab leaders last week and the matter could come up again when Trump meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday, the newspaper reported.