• US LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH SISI

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States said on Wednesday it looks forward to working with the government of Egyptian president-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, while urging him to carry out human rights reforms. President Barack Obama will speak with the former army chief in the coming days, the White House said in a statement. Washington looked forward to working with Sisi “to advance our strategic partnership and the many interests shared by the United States and Egypt,” it said. Sisi took a sweeping 96.9 percent of the vote in an election held nearly a year after he toppled president Mohamed Morsi, whose Islamist allies boycotted the polls. The United States firmly refrained from calling the change of government a coup. That assessment would have forced it under US law to stop providing Egypt with billions in annual aid.

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