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Melania in Egypt on final leg of Africa trip

US First Lady Melania Trump walks with her Egyptian counterpart Intissar Amer upon arrival at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, October 6, 2018.Photo: Doug Mills/AFP

The United State First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Egypt on Saturday on the final leg of a four-nation tour of Africa that will see her visit the Pyramids.

Former model stepped off the plane at Cairo international airport wearing high-waisted white pants, a pleated white shirt and a dark tie with a beige jacket slung over her shoulders.

She made no comment to reporters who were waiting for her arrival.

She was welcomed by Egyptian First Lady Intissar Amer al-Sisi, an observant Muslim who wore an ankle-length blue dress and matching headscarf covering her hair.

Looking relaxed, Melania Trump beamed at the flower girls before heading to the airport´s VIP lounge for formal photographs.

In Egypt, tight security was in place across the capital for her visit which comes as security forces face a persistent jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula across the Suez Canal to the northeast.

During her five-hour stay, the US First Lady was scheduled to visit the Pyramids of Giza and the new National Museum under construction next door.

Melania Trump, who is 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 also made a brief stop in Malawi where she toured a primary school.

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