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Release No: 564-13
August 05, 2013

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Fatah al-Sisi

           Pentagon Press Secretary George Little issued the following readout:

           "Secretary Hagel spoke with his Egyptian counterpart, Defense Gen. Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi this afternoon via telephone.

           "Secretary Hagel and Minister Al-Sisi discussed progress in U.S. and EU mediation efforts led by Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and EU Special Representative Bernadino Leon.

           "Minister Al-Sisi underscored his commitment to peaceful resolution of the ongoing protests, and thanked Secretary Hagel for U.S. support.

           "Minister Al-Sisi affirmed the commitment of the interim civilian government to an inclusive political roadmap for all Egyptians."

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