Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit held in Osaka, Japan - Press photo Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit held in Osaka, Japan - Press photo

Sisi underscores importance of coordination with Riyadh on regional issues

By: MENA
Sat, Jun. 29, 2019
OSAKA, Japan - 29 June 2019: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Saturday confirmed his keenness on coordinating with Saudi Arabia regarding the recent developments in the Middle East, said Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Rady.

At a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, he confirmed that relations between the two countries are strong and that joint cooperation comes within the framework of strategic relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi CP expressed appreciation for the Egyptian people and leadership, added the spokesman.

Talks between the two sides took up the most files at the regional level, said the spokesman, pointing out that the talks reflected mutual understanding regarding these issues with president Sisi confirming that the security of the Gulf region is one of the most important pillars of the Arab national security and is associated with the Egyptian national security.

The spokesman said in press statements that president Sisi and the Saudi crown prince exchanged views on many issues of mutual interest and their meeting showed that they shared identical views towards various regional and international files.

The meeting underlined the depth and strength of the firm strategic alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia and reaffirmed that the security and stability of the Saudi kingdom are part and parcel of Egypt’s national security, he added.

He also said that Sisi asserted to Prince Mohammad Egypt’s keenness on consolidating cooperation and coordination with Saudi Arabia at the highest level in face of the ever-changing regional conditions and challenges.

Kicked off on Friday, the two-day G20 Summit is hosted in Japan for the first time.

The second day of the summit schedule includes a G20 leaders’ side event on women empowerment and the summit’s third and fourth working sessions which will address a variety of topics including sustainable development, inclusiveness, inequality, climate change, environment, and energy.
 
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