Cairo [Egypt], Jan 21 (ANI): United States Vice-President Mike Pence arrived in Egypt for the first leg of his delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by Arab anger over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
However, the spiritual leaders of Egypt's Muslims and Orthodox Christians have vowed not to meet the US vice president.
Trump's designation of Jerusalem as Israel's capital poses a dilemma for Egypt, which receives extensive military and economic aid from Washington, but does not want to appear dismissive of Palestinian concerns.
From Cairo, Pence heads to Jordan, where he will meet with King Abdullah, a close US ally.
According to the reports, on Saturday, a coalition of Arab parties in the Israeli parliament said it would boycott a speech by Pence on Monday, calling him "dangerous and messianic."
His trip initially was scheduled to take place in December but was delayed apparently so that Pence could oversee a US congressional vote on tax reform.(ANI)