The U.S. provides Egypt with $1.3 billion a year in military aid. But U.S.-Egypt ties were strained this year after Egyptian police raided the offices of U.S.-backed NGOs on suspicion of illegal foreign funding and put several Americans on trial.
The crisis ended after the Egyptians allowed the American and other foreign NGO employees to leave the country.
Clinton said Washington supports “real democracy,” in which “no group or faction or leader can impose their will, their ideology, their religion, their desires on anyone else.”
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