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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Egyptian President al-Sisi

President Obama called Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi today to congratulate him on his inauguration and to convey his commitment to working together to advance the shared interests of both countries.  The President reiterated the United States’ continuing support for the political, economic, and social aspirations of the Egyptian people, and respect for their universal rights.  President al-Sisi expressed appreciation for the call and welcomed U.S. support for the new government.  The two leaders affirmed their commitment to the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt and agreed to stay in touch in the weeks and months ahead.