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CIA Chief Burns meets with Egypt's Sisi

The pair discussed the situation in Afghanistan, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the crisis in Libya, according to the Egyptian presidency.
This combination of pictures created on Aug. 15, 2021 shows CIA Director, William Burns, testifying during a House Intelligence Committee hearing about worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2021 and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) attending a press conference with his Russian counterpart at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo on Dec. 11, 2017.

CIA Director William Burns met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo Sunday for talks focused on security cooperation and regional crises, the Egyptian presidency said.

The meeting covered “a number of regional issues of common interest, especially tensions in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan, the Renaissance Dam (in Ethiopia) and the crisis in Libya,” read a statement from Sisi’s office.

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