Updated: March 5, 2021
The Trump administration on Monday congratulated President Abdelfattah al-Sisi of Egypt following his re-election.
“Following his re-election, we look forward to continuing to work with President Abdelfattah al-Sisi to advance our strategic partnership and address our common challenges, while encouraging respect for and protection of basic rights and freedoms,” the State Department said in a statement.
“The United States values its strong partnership with Egypt and will continue to work to advance our shared objectives.
“We have noted reports of constraints on freedoms of expression and association in the run-up to the elections. We will continue to encourage a broadening of opportunities for political participation for Egyptians, and emphasize the importance of the protection of human rights and the vital role of civil society in Egypt,” the statement by spokesperson Heather Nauert added.
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