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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 19, 2016.

    Trump Pledges 'Loyal Friendship' to Egypt if Elected US President

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    Republican nominee Donald Trump vowed the United States would give a strong support to Egypt and become the country's reliable ally if he wins the upcoming US presidential elections, Trump's press service said in statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, Trump held talks with Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in New York City on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

    "Mr. Trump expressed to President el-Sisi his strong support for Egypt’s war on terrorism, and how under a Trump Administration, the United States of America will be a loyal friend, not simply an ally, that Egypt can count on in the days and years ahead," the statement issued after the meeting between the two sides read.

    Following the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the economic and social situation in Egypt has deteriorated.

    In July, Trump said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in her policies as US secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 was responsible for allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to take over Egypt, a development later reversed in a military coup, and other disasters across the region.

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