U.S. Presidential Envoy to Counter ISIL to Discuss Counterterrorism Cooperation with Foreign Minister Shoukry

Cairo – Today, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk visited Cairo for meetings with senior Egyptian officials to discuss cooperation in the fight against ISIL.

Special Envoy McGurk met with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Assistant Defense Minister Mohamed El Keshky.

In his meetings, Special Envoy McGurk discussed the status of the coalition’s efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL.  He explored opportunities to strengthen cooperation between the United States and Egypt in combatting this threat, and exchanged views on how best to counter the threat posed by ISIL’s regional affiliates.