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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines' Meeting with the Family of Aya Hijazi

Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines met today at the White House with the family of Aya Hijazi, a U.S.-Egyptian dual citizen who was detained in Egypt while doing humanitarian work and has been held in prison for over two years.  DNSA Haines reiterated the President’s deep concern for the welfare of all American citizens held abroad, and assured Hijazi’s family that the United States will continue to offer her all possible consular support.  The United States calls on the Government of Egypt to drop all charges against Hijazi and release her from prison.