Hundreds are expected to protest outside Downing Street on Wednesday as the British prime minister receives Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.Â According to Egyptian state media, talks will be centred on strengthening relations â€œin the political, economic, and security domains besides the latest regional developments, topped by the terror threatâ€, writes Buzzfeed.
al-Sisi will also meet defence secretary Michael Fallon to discuss military and security cooperation.
The visit comes despite accusations of war crimes made against al-Sisi and members of his regime in connection with the killing of over 800 people inside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in 2013. Many politicians in The UK also critizied the invitation, calling for the prime minister to cancel it.
Since coming into power in 2013, following a military coup against then president Mohamed Morsi, Sisi has been attacked by activists and human rights organisations for Egyptâ€™s crackdown on press freedom, as well as jailing and executing supporters of the now banned opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood.