Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Friday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group.
The top US diplomat, who is attending an investment conference in the Red Sea resort, will also meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
Egypt hopes the foreign investor conference will jump-start its battered economy while showcasing international support for Sisi who has positioned himself as a frontline ally in the regional fight against Islamist militants.
The former general led the army’s ouster of elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 and then resigned from the military to stand in 2014 elections.
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