13 November 2018 07:20 AM

Sisi meets heads of Kuwaiti newspapers

Sunday، 14 October 2018 - 12:55 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi lauded the “distinguished” relations between Kuwait and Egypt during the era of Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and former rulers of Kuwait.

The President said these relations between the two sisterly countries are a model of cooperation and fraternity among Arab countries and sisterly countries which are combined by deeply rooted historical links.

This came during Sisi’s meeting with heads of Kuwaiti newspapers, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) and the board members of Kuwait Journalists Association (KJA).

Sisi also commended the pivotal role played by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to maintain regional stability and security.

The Arab world is combined by the joint destiny rather than interests, Sisi said, emphasizing the strength of Kuwaiti and Egyptian relations during the 1973 war against Israel.

With regard to Egypt, Sisi said that the Egyptian people have spoken when they came out in millions in June of 2013 to determine their future and take charge of their own destiny.

Touching on the Egyptian efforts to de-escalate tension between Hamas and Israel, Sisi said that peace in the Middle East was a strategic option to bring about a just and comprehensive solution for the Palestinian cause.

He hoped that efforts would lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as the capital.

While Egypt was working on the Mideast peace process, it also focused on bringing disputing Palestinian factions together, Sisi noted, affirming that national reconciliation was a vital step to establish a future Palestinian state.

During the meeting, President Sisi touched on the crises in Yemen, Syria, and Libya, noting that what was occurring in these Arab nations should end peacefully.

"The fall of nation states at the hands of terror groups and militias has been the most dangerous consequence during the years that followed 2011, which poses a real unprecedented danger," Sisi said.

Sisi also stressed respect for states' sovereignty, unity and will of peoples while dealing with the current regional crises.

He further asserted the need for peaceful solutions to regional crises and called for disarming extremist groups and militias.

As for fears of the return of terrorists to their couturiers as the war in Syria is about to end, Sisi said, "Egypt's war on terror is part of the global war on terror; and we shall counter terrorist groups and support our allies in that war."

Talking about the war on Daesh terrorist group, Sisi emphasized the importance of restoring the unity, independence and efficiency of Arab nation states' institutions and fulfilling the Arab peoples' aspirations for developing their nations.

MENA

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