Secretary Blinken’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry – United States Department of State

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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Shoukry discussed efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza for a period of at least six weeks as part of a deal that would release hostages held by Hamas and surge humanitarian assistance.  Secretary Blinken underscored close coordination with regional partners to promote calm during the holy month of Ramadan and prepare for the post-conflict phase.  The Secretary affirmed continued cooperation among international partners to protect freedom of navigation in the Red Sea.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed efforts to end the conflict in Sudan and prevent further widespread civilian harm.

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