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Release No: NR-050-14
January 27, 2014

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi

Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:
 
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi spoke by phone this morning. 
 
They discussed the completion of the Egyptian constitutional referendum, the demonstrations this past weekend, and the next steps in Egypt's political transition. 
 
Secretary Hagel expressed condolences for the loss of life and offered U.S. assistance after several recent terrorist attacks. They both acknowledged the firm U.S.-Egypt partnership given the recent attacks and agreed to speak again soon.