Mr. President's arrival in Kuwait and discussions with the Emir of Kuwait press photo
CAIRO – 7 May 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed with Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah a set of regional and international issues of mutual concern as the two leaders agreed on the importance of promoting counter-terrorism joint efforts.
Sisi arrived Sunday in Kuwait, where he was received at the airport by Emir Sabah and Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah along with the speaker of the National Assembly and a number of Kuwaiti ministers and senior officials, Egyptian presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said in a statement.
During a session of talks held at Bayan Palace, the Kuwaiti emir asserted his country's keenness to boost bilateral relations with Egypt at all levels, voicing hope that Sisi's visit would bolster joint cooperation between the two countries.
Emir Sabah lauded the role played by Egypt over past decades as a cornerstone for the security and stability of the Gulf countries and the Arab world in general. He also hailed Egyptian expatriates' contributions to Kuwait's "development renaissance," according to the statement.
Meanwhile, President Sisi expressed Cairo's appreciation for the Kuwaiti stances in support of the Egyptian people's will, stressing that these stances will not be forgotten.
Sisi also emphasized Egypt's keenness to foster bilateral relations with Kuwait in all domains in a way that will serve the common interests of both countries and people.
In this regard, the Egyptian leader said Cairo stands by Kuwait and the Gulf countries against any regional or international threats, stating that Egypt will not allow undermining the security and stability of its friends in the Arab Gulf.
President Sisi is scheduled to head to Bahrain after wrapping up his visit to Kuwait, which comes four days after his visit to the UAE and two weeks after his meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh.