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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy

Oct. 27, 2014

Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke today with Egyptian Minister of Defense Colonel General Sedki Sobhy to underline the U.S. Department of Defense's condemnation of the terrorist attacks on Oct. 24 which killed dozens of Egyptian soldiers and wounded many more. Secretary Hagel expressed condolences to the families of the victims as well as wishes for speedy recovery of the wounded.

Minister Sobhy provided information about the incident and Egypt's overall security situation, thanking Secretary Hagel for American support to Egypt's security.

The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a strong bilateral relationship and agreed to continue to engage regularly.