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US First Lady Melania Trump meets Egyptian President El-Sisi on final Africa tour stop

US First Lady Melania Trump held talks in the Egyptian capital Saturday on the final leg of a solo four-nation tour of Africa that will also see her visit the Pyramids.
The low-key tour has contrasted with the political tumult back home where her husband was set to score a big political win after days of acrimonious deadlock inside and outside the Senate over his Supreme Court pick.

Melania Trump made a rare comment to reporters during the trip, praising Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who faces sexual assault allegations. Speaking near the Great Sphinx, the first lady said she was glad he and his accuser had a chance to be heard.

"I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court," she said.
Kavanaugh, who denies the allegation, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate as a Supreme Court justice this weekend.
The former model stepped off a plane at Cairo international airport wearing high-waisted white pants, a pleated white shirt and a black tie with a beige jacket hung over her shoulders.
She was welcomed by Egyptian First Lady Intissar Amer El-Sisi, who wore an ankle-length blue dress and matching headscarf.
Security was tight with police deployed along the route and on rooftops as her convoy drove from the airport to the presidential palace.
The visit comes as security forces face a persistent jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula across the Suez Canal to the northeast.
The First Lady held a one-hour meeting with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his wife at the palace, the longest of her tour, and was then driven to the US embassy before heading to the Pyramids of Giza. During her whistlestop five-hour stay in Cairo, she was also scheduled to visit the new National Museum under construction next door to the Pyramids.
On the previous leg of her tour in Kenya, her choice of a white colonial-style pith helmet while on safari drew some criticism on Twitter, with one person comparing her look to that of a "colonial administrator".
Melania Trump, in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme, began her trip in Ghana, where she visited mothers and their newborns, and toured a former slave trading fort.
She then made a brief stop in Malawi where she toured a primary school.
On Thursday, her husband tweeted: "Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see."
Trump's predecessor Barack Obama criticised alleged human rights abuses in Egypt following the army's 2013 removal of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi but relations have since stabilised.

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