A STRATEGIC AND POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP: The United States and Egypt have a strong relationship with many security and economic implications.

  • Today marks the second visit of President El-Sisi to the White House since 2017.
  • Egypt has long been an important strategic partner in the Middle East.
  • United States assistance to Egypt has played a central role in the country’s economic and military development.
    • Since the 1979 Egypt–Israel Treaty of Peace, the United States has provided Egypt with more than $40 billion in military assistance and $30 billion in economic assistance.
  • Egypt has become an anchor of stability in the Middle East, as exemplified by its enduring forty-year peace with Israel.
  • The United States encourages the Egyptian government to preserve space for civil society and to protect human rights.

PROMOTING REGIONAL STABILITY: President Trump is strengthening our partnership with Egypt and promoting regional stability across the Middle East.

  • President Trump is working with Egypt on issues impacting regional stability including conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Yemen and progress on the Middle East Strategic Alliance.
  • The Trump Administration is working with Egypt to combat terrorism and to stop the spread of radical Islamic terrorism.
    • The United States is providing Egypt with military training and equipment to support counterterrorism efforts.
  • We continue to strengthen our strategic relationship through security cooperation and broader security efforts.
  • President Trump applauds Egypt’s efforts to advance female economic empowerment and promote religious freedom.
  • The Trump Administration supports the Egyptian government’s bold program of economic reform, which will set Egypt on the course of long-term economic stability.
  • Egypt hosted the inaugural meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which will enhance economic cooperation and shared prosperity among countries across the region.

EXPANDING FAIR AND RECIPROCAL TRADE: President Trump is building on the strong and robust trade relationship between the United States and Egypt.

  • The United States and Egypt have a robust bilateral trade relationship.
  • President Trump hopes to build on this relationship through cooperation and mutual benefit.
  • America is one of Egypt’s leading trade partners.
    • In 2018, the United States goods trade surplus with Egypt was $2.6 billion, a 9.3 percent increase from 2017.
    • In 2018, United States goods exports to Egypt totaled $5.1 billion, up 26.7 percent from 2017.
  • America and Egypt continue to work together to promote fair trade and increased investment by addressing market access, standards, labor, and intellectual property protection issues.