U.S. and Egypt discuss Syria and Israel

U.S. and Egypt discuss Syria and Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

"Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. They discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership, U.S. military assistance to Egypt, and close cooperation on bilateral and regional security issues, including Syria, Libya, and efforts to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians," the spokesperson said.

According to Nauert, they also discussed the vital role of civil society in Egypt and the importance of the protection and promotion of human rights. "Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Shoukry look forward to holding the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue in Washington later this year," she added.

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