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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

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2012

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.