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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 541-12
June 27, 2012

Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call to Egypt’s Field Marshal Tantawi

            Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs George Little provided the following readout:

             “Secretary Panetta called Field Marshal Tantawi today to commend the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on their support for a secure, free and fair presidential election.  Panetta and Tantawi emphasized the value of the enduring strategic relationship between the United States and Egypt, and noted Egypt’s role as a pillar of regional peace and stability.”

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