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Release No: 606-13
August 24, 2013

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

           Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:

           "Today Egyptian Minister of Defense Al-Sisi called Secretary Hagel in Malaysia to discuss developments in Egypt. Minister Al-Sisi updated Secretary Hagel on the security situation throughout Egypt, as well as progress on the political roadmap. Secretary Hagel stressed the importance of an inclusive, transparent political process that includes all Egyptians, and that differences must be resolved without violence. Minister Al-Sisi also updated the Secretary on security developments on the Sinai Peninsula, and Secretary Hagel expressed appreciation for Egypt's efforts to ensure the security of the U.S. Embassy facilities and all U.S. personnel serving in Egypt."

           A photo of Secretary Hagel speaking with Minister Al-Sisi can be found here:


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