Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser to US President Joe Biden, spoke about the latter’s meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi regarding the case of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah.
At the beginning of his response to what Washington specifically requests from Sisi in this case, Sullivan said: The United States is requesting his release.. President Sisi raised human rights at first..not only in his opening comments to the press, but in his opening presentation at the meeting, President Biden responded.
“President Biden explained why these issues were so important to the United States, and then directed his team to work through a range of individual cases…We brought the cases, not the Egyptians, and we worked through them,” Sullivan added.
And he added: “There is a question as to the extent to which these issues are best attempted to be resolved diplomatically through public pressure or through private participation..This is an ongoing discussion, an ongoing evaluation..So I can categorically say that we believe that Alaa Abed should be released.” Fattah, but in terms of talking through the details of our discussions with the Egyptians, I would like to leave those behind closed doors for the time being.”
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Source: White House website