August 23, 2017 / 9:51 AM / 2 years ago

Egypt's Sisi to meet Trump advisor Jared Kushner on Wednesday

FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inspects a guard of honour upon arriving at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet on Wednesday with a United States delegation led by President Donald Trump’s close advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, Sisi’s spokesman said.

A scheduled meeting between Kushner and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was canceled immediately following a ministry statement criticizing a U.S. decision to withhold millions of dollars in aid to Egypt.

It was not clear if meeting with Sisi was previously scheduled or arranged after Kushner’s his meeting with Shoukry was canceled.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by John Stonestreet

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