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Pompeo meets Egypt's Sisi amid concern over US Mideast policy

AFP  |  Cairo 

US met Thursday with Egyptian in Cairo, part of a tour to address concerns of American allies in the

The visit by Washington's top comes amid confusion in the region over a surprise plan by to pull US troops out of

Pompeo arrived in late Wednesday following stops in and Iraq, in his longest trip since taking the post last year.

He met with Sisi in and is scheduled to hold talks with before giving a keynote speech Thursday at the in outlining policy.

The and enjoy warm ties under the

Trump and his Egyptian counterpart Sisi have lavished one another with praise on several occasions.

Since 1980, the has provided with more than $40 billion in military and $30 billion in economic assistance.

From Cairo, Pompeo is scheduled to head to Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:05 IST