Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisis is set to visit Washington DC on April 3 for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.
President Trump extended the invitation, according to White House officials who spoke with Reuters.
The two men spoke about ways to improve the fight against terrorism in their telephone conversation on January 23.
El-Sisi, who formerly headed the Egyptian military, forced his predecessor from office after one million protesters had taken to the streets demanding his ouster. He had a contentious relationship with the Obama Administration following the overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi, who was backed by the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
He has been faced with multiple challenges from that group and its related terrorists in the northern Sinai, plus Sinai Province operatives linked to the Islamic State terror organizations, all of whom have tried to overthrow his Cairo government numerous times.