Release No: 564-13
August 05, 2013
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."