WASHINGTON, April 10 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the “heinous” terrorist attacks on Egyptian churches that killed and injured dozens of people, the White House said Monday.
In a telephone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, Trump conveyed his deepest condolences to Egypt and to the families who lost loved ones in twin bomb attacks on Christian churches in Egypt.
The attacks in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria killed at least 44 people and injured more than 120 others. The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Over the phone, Trump also expressed his confidence in al-Sisi’s commitment to protecting Egyptian Christians and other people in the country.
The telephone conversation between the two leaders came days after their meeting in Washington, in which they pledged to fight terrorism together.
“We will do that together. We will fight terrorism and other things. And we’re going to be friends for a long, long period of time,” Trump said, adding that the United States has “a great bond” with the people of Egypt.