CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency is reporting that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi will visit the United States in September on his first trip there as the country's head of state.
MENA said el-Sissi will attend a United Nations environmental summit on Sept. 25 and deliver a speech. It added that he is expected to hold meetings with other world leaders — but it did not say if he'll meet with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Egypt's relations with U.S. have been strained since the downfall of one-time ally Hosni Mubarak in the country's 2011 uprising.
U.S. has refused to fund all of the $1.5 billion in annual military and economic aid that Washington usually sends to Cairo after the military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.