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Sisi: Cairo rejects any practices that undermine Gulf's security

Wednesday، 28 November 2018 - 01:57 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted on Tuesday 27/11/2018 Egypt’s commitment to its unwavering stance about the Gulf’s security and its rejection of any practices that seek to undermine regional stability.

Sisi made the remarks during his meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at El Ittihadiya Palace.

The two sides held a one-on-one meeting, followed by an expanded session of talks between the two countries’ official delegations.

President Sisi welcomed the Saudi crown prince in “his second homeland” and asked him to convey his greetings to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

The President noted that the Egyptian leadership and people appreciate Saudi Arabia, highlighting the historical ties binding the two countries and affirming the depth and strength of the solid strategic partnership between Cairo and Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia’s security and stability are an integral part of the Egyptian national security, the spokesman quoted Sisi as saying during the meeting.

As for bilateral relations, President Sisi said Cairo is keen to foster cooperation with Riyadh in various fields in addition to increasing the frequency of periodic meetings between the two countries’ officials for close coordination on the successive developments being witnessed in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Bin Salman conveyed greetings from King Salman to Sisi, affirming that his visit to Egypt came to continue "the march of close and distinguished relations between the two countries," said the spokesman.

The meeting tackled prospects of Egypt-Saudi Arabia cooperation, with the two sides expressing satisfaction with the current level of bilateral cooperation and coordination.

They also underscored the importance of supporting and boosting this cooperation, particularly in the economic and investment fields via making the best use of all the relevant opportunities available and building on the positive outcome of the recent visits made by the two countries’ officials.

The meeting also touched on means of dealing with several regional issues, the spokesman said, noting that president Sisi and Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed on proceeding with joint efforts to hammer out political settlements for crises witnessed in some regional countries so as to preserve their sovereignty, national patrimony and safety and fulfill the aspirations of their peoples.

They also agreed on the need to crystallize a comprehensive vision on the development of joint Arab action to stand up to the growing challenges facing the Arab nations and the increasing threats to regional security, Rady added.

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