Egypt’s Sisi, Bahraini King discuss regional, international issues



Sat, 18 Jun 2022 - 07:05 GMT


Sat, 18 Jun 2022 - 07:05 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met in Sharm El-Sheikh with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain- press photo

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met in Sharm El-Sheikh with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain- press photo

CAIRO – 18 June 2022: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa welcomed the upcoming summit to be hosted by Saudi Arabia between the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, plus Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and the United States of America.


Both leaders met in Sharm El Sheikh where they discussed the regional and international issues of the mutual concern, besides the bilateral between both countries, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady in a statement on Saturday.


President El-Sisi welcomed his King Hamad and confirmed that Egypt holds in high esteem the historical ties that the two brotherly countries and peoples share, Rady added.


The President also affirmed Egypt's keenness to continue enhancing bilateral cooperation with Bahrain in various fields, intensifying the pace of joint coordination on developments in the Middle East and strengthening unity and joint Arab action in the face of various regional and international challenges, Rady continued.


King Hamad expressed his sincere appreciation for the warm reception and lauded the close and sincere Egyptian-Bahraini relations. He affirmed that his current visit to Egypt is a continuation of the historical and distinguished relations that bind the two governments and peoples, in addition to the single destiny and future they share, and supports bilateral cooperation at all levels, Rady said.


The Bahraini king also praised Egypt’s pivotal and well-established role as a cornerstone for security and stability in the region and its esteemed efforts to promote joint Arab action at all levels. He also lauded the great and significant development of Egyptian-Bahraini relations in various political, economic, developmental among other fields. He emphasized shared keenness to further deepen and develop those relations.


The Spokesman stated that the meeting touched on frameworks and prospects for joint cooperation between Egypt and Bahrain, especially in the fields of economy and investment by making optimal use of all available opportunities to enhance cooperation between them.


The discussions also tackled key regional and international issues, showing mutual understanding between the two sides regarding ways to address these issues. There was agreement in this context to maximize Egyptian-Bahraini cooperation and coordination to develop the joint Arab action system, to help safeguard Arab national security and enhance Arab capabilities.





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