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Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on National Security Advisor Tom Donilon’s Meeting with Egyptian Assistant to the President for Foreign Relations and International Cooperation Dr. Essam el-Haddad

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon met today with Assistant to the President of Egypt for Foreign Relations and International Cooperation Dr. Essam el-Haddad.  The two officials reaffirmed the strategic relationship between the United States and Egypt.  They discussed a broad range of issues, including our bilateral economic cooperation, joint efforts to promote regional security and build on the cease-fire in Gaza, and Egypt’s democratic transition and the need to move forward with a peaceful and inclusive transition that respects the rights of all Egyptians.

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