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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 662-13
September 17, 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 of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi:

Egyptian Minister of Defense Al-Sisi and Secretary Hagel spoke by phone this morning regarding events in Egypt. Minister Al-Sisi and Secretary Hagel discussed Egyptian efforts to secure and rebuild Coptic Christian communities impacted by violence and to maintain security on the Sinai Peninsula. Secretary Hagel urged Minister Al-Sisi to continue to take steps to demonstrate the interim government's commitment to advance the political roadmap.