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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa to Discuss Egypt

This morning, the Vice President called King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain to discuss the ongoing situation in Egypt.  During the call, the Vice President reiterated our strong focus on opposing violence and calling for restraint; supporting universal rights, including the right to peaceful assembly, association, and speech; and supporting an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people. The Vice President and Bahraini King exchanged views of the situation and agreed to stay in close contact going forward.