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Jan 20, 2018 | 18:36 GMT

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U.S., Egypt: Pence Begins Middle East Tour In Cairo

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence started a three-country trip to the Middle East on Jan. 20 with a visit to Egypt, where he pledged firm U.S. backing to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the nation's fight against militants, Reuters reported. Pence's trip, which also includes stops in Jordan and Israel, is the highest-level visit from a U.S. official to the region since U.S. President Donald Trump's December decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 

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