U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2019
New Administrative Capital, in Cairo, Egypt
SECRETARY POMPEO: (In progress) chance to tour both the new cathedral and now this, a beautiful house of worship as well. It is truly a testament to the Egyptian people, the capacity to exercise their faith and their freedoms here in these houses of worships, these big, gorgeous, beautiful buildings where the Lord is clearly at work. It’s incredibly important that President Sisi has permitted these kinds of freedoms, and it’s amazing to be in this mosque and know that here in Cairo, in the heart of Cairo, in the heart of the Middle East, these kinds of opportunities for religious freedom are available. So thank you all. I hope you all got a chance to see it as well.
MR PALLADINO: Great. Thank you, sir. No questions, thanks.
QUESTION: Thank you.