Secretary Kerry’s Meeting with President al-Sisi

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 18, 2016

The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner:

Secretary Kerry met today in Cairo with Egyptian president al-Sisi, where they discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues, including recent developments in Libya and Syria. The Secretary expressed his appreciation for the president’s recent statement of strong support for advancing Arab-Israeli peace. Secretary Kerry also stressed the importance of Egypt’s role as a regional partner and reiterated U.S. commitment to help Egypt fight terrorism, increase economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions and bolster regional security.