Obama Promises Improved Ties With Egypt, Syria

  • Middle East Newsline
  • November 05, 2008
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Presidential-elect Barack Obama has promised to improve
U.S. relations with Egypt and Syria.
Aides said Obama had sent senior foreign policy adviser Robert Malley to
Egypt and Syria over the last few weeks to outline the Democratic
candidate's policy on the Middle East. The aides said Malley, who served in
the administration of President Bill Clinton, relayed a pledge from Obama that
the United States would seek to enhance relations with Cairo as well as
reconcile with Damascus.
"The tenor of the messages was that the Obama administration would take
into greater account Egyptian and Syrian interests," an aide said.
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