"US and Egypt are moving back to a stronger base of relationship" despite “a little bit of tensions here and there over certain issues,” Kerry said in a joint news conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri.
Kerry expressed concern about certain to human rights protection in Egypt, but added it would not undermine the resumption of bilateral ties.
In 2013, US-Egypt relations deteriorated following the overthrow of Egyptian then-President Mohammed Morsi and the following crackdown on his supporters from the Muslim Brotherhoods movement. Amid the unrest, Washington suspended its long-lasting arms deliveries to Cairo.
In March, US President Barack Obama lifted the ban to help combat the terrorism in the region, including the Islamic State militant group.