What Egypt’s FY18 Aid Package Means for Egypt-U.S. Relations

Source: The Tahrir Institute

Author(s): Amr Kotb

Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/what-egypts-fy18-aid-package-means-for-egypt-u-s-relations/

U.S. President Donald Trump signed on March 23 the legislation that determines Egypt’s foreign assistance package for fiscal year 2018, marking the end to a tumultuous year in the government’s budget appropriations process. While budget discussions stalled in Congress amid partisan negotiations and two government shutdowns, Egypt observers held their breath for an appropriations bill that would clarify the United States’ position on Egypt in light of mixed signals from the Trump administration on issues such as human rights. …

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