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Blinken says he discussed Egypt's human rights record with Sisi

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks as he greets staff members of the U.S. Embassy to Egypt, in Cairo, Egypt May 26, 2021. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he had a lengthy discussion with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi about Cairo's human rights record.

Speaking to reporters in Amman after a flight from Cairo, Blinken also said he raised with Sisi the issue of Americans who have been detained in Egypt.

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis, Humeyra Pamuk and Doina Chiacu Editing by Chris Reese

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