Source: Daily News. US congressman Juan Vargas said in a meeting held on Saturday that Egypt could obtain additional aid from the United States in general and especially in military operations if the government of Egypt became more transparent.
“Terrorism is a fight that we should all be in,” he noted.
He believes that Americans who pay taxes really have to know where their money will be used and how it might be spent; and it must be spent wisely.
From another direction, congresswoman Claudia Tenney discussed the possibility of additional USAID funds for Egypt and that president Trump interestingly might increase aid for Egypt if it achieves progress.
However, Egypt could receive more foreign currency if the government achieves more progress in fixing its security problems in order to attract tourists back to Egypt.
Regarding the aid, Tenney stated that one of her friends told her that the president does not read anything but seriously listens to the people he trusts.
Tenney added that the president makes his decisions based on his instincts and his feelings about personal relationships, and so far the relation with the Egyptian president has given Egypt a unique opportunity to receive more aid.
On a different note, congressperson Darrel Issa stated that the relations between Egypt and the United States of America are very strong and cannot break even if the relation might have faced some coldness in the past. He believes that the cooling in relations has many reasons, adding that he could blame it on the previous administration or the Arab Spring revolutions; yet, whatever happens cannot change the relations between Egypt and the US, which have been built in the past decades, are currently very strong, and would only get stronger because of the great bond between the two countries’ leaders.
He added that the relationship between the Egyptian and the American president is based on respect and the willingness to build new bridges.