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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President Al Sisi 

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 26, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. The Secretary conveyed President Biden’s appreciation to President Sisi for Egypt’s critical mediation efforts in support of a ceasefire between Israel and ...
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Accepting Certain Expired U.S. Passports for the Direct Return of U.S. Citizens to the United States

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Cairo Location:  Egypt Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, ...
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

MAY 24, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Biden thanked Egypt for its successful diplomacy and coordination with the United States to end the recent hostilities in Israel and Gaza and ensure violence does not reoccur. The two leaders consulted on the urgent need to ...
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Statement by President Joe Biden on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Visit to the Middle East

MAY 24, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Following up on our quiet, intensive diplomacy to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, I have asked my Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, to travel to the Middle East this week. During his trip, Secretary Blinken will meet with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security. ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East

MAY 20, 2021 Cross Hall THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt. And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours.  The Egyptians have now informed us ...
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