Pentagon Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke with the Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Sedki Sobhy today. Secretary Carter expressed condolences to Egypt for victims of recent terrorist attacks and his desire to work closely with Minister Sobhy as the United States and Egypt cooperate to meet security challenges. Secretary Sobhy thanked Secretary Carter for United States support to Egypt and expressed his views on the need to strengthen global coalitions against terrorism and extremism. The two leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment to strengthening the security partnership between Egypt and the United States.
Release No: NR-063-15
February 24, 2015