Arabs won't tolerate with security threats: Sisi
Fri, May. 31, 2019
CAIRO - 30 May 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirmed, Tuesday that Arabs will not be tolerant with any threats against the Middle East region.
He added during his speech at the Arab emergency Summit in Mecca, that Egypt expresses its full and undoubtful support to both of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, regarding the latest attacks on ships in the territorial waters of the UAE, and the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ drone attack on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom.
Sisi added that Arabs have been always calling for peace and supporting for negotiations and dialogues to reach political solutions regarding all conflicts, “but they will never tolerate any security threats’.
Sisi affirmed that GCC countries security is an integral part of Egypt’s strategic security, and that Arabs should deal with the current threats through wisdom and firmness.
Earlier on Tuesday, Sisi headed to Saudi Arabia to participate in Arab, Gulf and Islamic summits due on Thursday and Friday in Mecca.
Sisi delivered a speech at the Arab emergency summit on Egypt's comprehensive vision of preserving the security and stability of the region.
Sisi expected to hold also several bilateral meetings with arab and Gulf leaders on the sidelines of the two summits.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called for Gulf and Arab summits in Mecca on May 30 and this comes in conjunction with the 14th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Egypt has stressed its deeply-rooted ties with Saudi Arabia and expressed solidarity with it in the face of any attempt seeking to destabilize the kingdom.
Egypt has also accentuated the importance of security and strategic coordination in the face of the Iranian threats on the back of an attack on ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates and the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ drone attack on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom.