Biden raises human rights in talks with Egypt's Sisi -White House

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 11, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden raised the issue of human rights in a meeting on Friday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the COP27 climate summit, the White House said.

"The president raised the importance of human rights and respect for fundamental freedoms," the White House said in a statement. Biden and Sisi reaffirmed their commitment to tackling the climate change crisis and discussed a range of issues including the war in Ukraine and food security, it said.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu;

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.