President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (R) with King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (L) - Press photo
CAIRO – 17 May 2018: President Abdel Fatah al Sisi received a phone call from his Bahraini counterpart, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, on Thursday morning, where they discussed the latest updates regarding the Middle East region.
According to presidential statement issued by spokesperson Bassam Rady, both Arab leaders assured the importance of enhancing solidarity among all Arab countries in order to face the rising challenges in the region.
Sisi and bin Isa praised the Egyptian-Bahraini relations. They also expressed their hopes for boosting relations and developing them on all levels.
Last March, Sisi welcomed Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa to discuss regional affairs and bilateral relations.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Bahraini counterpart discussed the critical regional issues of common concern, especially the necessary means to enhance bilateral counter-terrorism efforts. They also reviewed the efforts exerted to reach political solutions to conflicts in the region, according to Radi.
The Bahraini foreign minister handed the president a message from The King of Bahrain that asserted the deep bilateral relations between the two countries and stressed the importance of intensifying the consultation about the regional conditions in light of Egypt's pivotal role in the Middle East region as a force that is working for stability and peace.
The Bahraini minister affirmed his country’s keenness to coordinate with Egypt to confront the challenges jeopardizing the security and stability of Arab countries, especially in the fight against terrorism.
From his side, President Sisi requested bin Ahmed to deliver his greetings to King Hamad, stressing on the strength of Egyptian-Bahraini relations, given the long history of cooperation between the two nations, according to Radi.