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U.S. Department of Defense
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Release No. NR-101-17 March 22, 2017

Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' Telephone Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Sedki Sobhy

Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke yesterday with Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Sedki Sobhy. Secretary Mattis expressed his commitment to advancing the U.S.-Egyptian defense partnership. Minister Sobhy underscored the strength of the countries' history of military-to-military cooperation and provided an assessment of shared terrorism concerns. The two leaders affirmed that they will remain in close communication in the pursuit of U.S.-Egyptian strategic objectives.



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