EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian President Talks to Bret Baier About Meeting With Trump
On the heels of his meeting with President Donald Trump, don't miss a Fox News exclusive interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Bret Baier sat down with el-Sisi to discuss the meeting, Egypt's economy, the state of the Middle East and more, and the must-see interview airs TONIGHT at 6pm ET on "Special Report."
In a preview clip, Sisi spoke about Russia's involvement in Syria and interests in the Middle East.
He said that the vacuum left by the Obama administration enabled Russia to take a greater foothold in the region.
"Many things over the last four years occurred and caused many, many problems," Sisi said. "That's a fact. The region is paying a very heavy price for that, not just Syria. The entire region is paying that price."
He also spoke about Egypt's relations with President Obama and now President Trump.
El-Sisi said that he had some concerns about the Obama administration's policies, and it's already a very different relationship with President Trump.
He said it's important to be on the same page to face our shared challenges in the region.
"There is a true understandings of realities in the region," el-Sisi said. " And there is seriousness and responsible actions in facing extremism and terrorism in the region. And that's a wonderful thing indeed. There is nothing better than to counter evil."
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After talking with Sisi on Monday, President Trump vowed that the United States would work with Egypt to counter terrorism.
"I just want to let everybody know, in case there was any doubt, that we are very much behind President Sisi. He’s done a fantastic job in a very difficult situation. We are very much behind Egypt and the people of Egypt," Trump said.
Sisi had not visited the U.S. since being elected in 2014 as relations between Cairo and the Obama administration became strained.
Watch the remarks above and don't miss Bret's exclusive sitdown with President Sisi on Wednesday at 6pm ET.