Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Trip to Middle East

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021


National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, joined by White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk, will travel to Cairo, Egypt for official meetings tomorrow. The U.S. and Egyptian delegations will discuss support for Libyan elections and regional security, including in the Horn of Africa. Mr. Sullivan will affirm the importance of human rights in the context of the overall strategic relationship. He will also discuss Egypt’s role in promoting security and prosperity for both Israelis and Palestinians following the visit by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet to Egypt earlier this month. After his travel in the region, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will host Israeli National Security Advisor Dr. Eyal Hulata in Washington on October 5 for follow-up discussions on these and other topics and a meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group.