Saturday, May 21, 2016

U.S. Offers Condolences to Egypt

Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
Washington, DC
May 20, 2016

The following is attributable on the record to Spokesperson John Kirby:

Secretary Kerry spoke by telephone today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. As he did yesterday in a call to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Secretary offered his deepest condolences for the loss of life in the Egypt Air crash. He pledged continued U.S. support for the investigation and search effort, and he thanked the Foreign Minister once again for hosting him in Cairo earlier this week. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister promised to stay in close contact as the investigation progresses.

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