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Release No: 719-13
October 14, 2013

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:

This morning, Secretary Hagel spoke by phone with Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen Al-Sisi. Secretary Hagel called Gen Al-Sisi to offer warm wishes for the Eid al-Adha holiday. They discussed the importance of the U.S.-Egyptian relationship to the national security of both countries and to the region. They also discussed the importance of regional security cooperation, particularly in the Sinai. Both Secretary Hagel and Gen. Al-Sisi discussed their commitment to advance and strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Egypt.