American Jewish leaders meet with Egyptian president


(JTA) — Leaders of the American Jewish community met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo.

During the two-hour meeting Thursday, the delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations discussed regional issues and U.S.-Egyptian relations, including terror threats, moving forward after the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and Israeli relations with Egypt, according to a press release.

A statement from the group called the meeting “an open and very productive discussion.”

“We came away with a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities and how we can play a constructive role in addressing them and fostering international cooperation,” the statement said.

The delegation met Tuesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and will arrive in Israel for a four-day summit beginning Sunday.

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