U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
|IMMEDIATE RELEASE||July 30, 2013|
Pentagon Press Secretary George Little issued the following readout:
"This morning Secretary Hagel spoke by phone with Egyptian Defense Minister Al-Sisi to discuss the security situation in Egypt and urge restraint by Egyptian security forces in dealing with ongoing protests. Secretary Hagel and Minister Al-Sisi discussed building on European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton's visit to Egypt and the need for an inclusive reconciliation process. Minister Al-Sisi reiterated support for the political roadmap outlined by Egypt's interim transitional government."
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