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US re-affirms strategic partnership with Egypt

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice has held talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry at the White House to reaffirm the US commitment to the strategic partnership with Egypt.
During the meeting, held late on Thursday, she emphasized the importance of U.S.-Egyptian cooperation to help the Libyan people address threats from terrorism and to promote a unified Libyan government that can represent the aspirations of all Libyans," said a statement from National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan.
Rice offered condolences on recent cold-blood killing of 21 Egyptians by ISIL militants in Libya, and conveyed US concerns about "human rights and the environment for political participation in Egypt." (end) ak.rk