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Hagel's Call With Egyptian Defense Minister General Al-Sisi

Published on 13 January 2014

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U.S. Department of Defense
Release No: NR-022-14
January 12, 2014

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

Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary Hagel and Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi spoke today regarding the Jan.14-15 constitutional referendum in Egypt. They discussed the importance of the constitutional referendum for Egypt's overall political transition, and Secretary Hagel stressed the importance of a transparent referendum in which all Egyptians have the opportunity to cast their vote freely.

The secretary also urged the minister to ensure that international and domestic observers have full access.

Secretary Hagel and Gen. Al-Sisi reaffirmed their commitment to strong U.S.-Egyptian relations, and the secretary wished General Al-Sisi a blessed Mawlid al-Nabi.



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Posted 2014-01-13 09:08:00