Egypt cancels Kushner meeting with minister after denial of aid

Egypt cancels Kushner meeting with minister after denial of aidEgypt called off a scheduled meeting between its foreign minister and top U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of dollars in aid. Two U.S. sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday that Washington had decided to deny Egypt $ 95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $ 195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms. “Egypt sees this measure as reflecting poor judgment of the strategic relationship that ties the two countries over long decades and as adopting a view that lacks an accurate understanding of the importance of supporting Egypt’s stability,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.



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