FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
CAIRO - 28 September 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Saturday a phone call from King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa as they exchanged views on regional developments and affirmed the necessity to concert efforts in the face of challenges threatening the Arab World’s security.
The King of Bahrain expressed his country’s appreciation for the efforts deployed by Egypt to maintain regional and international peace and security. The two leaders also discussed bilateral cooperation, and agreed to continue coordination and consultation over Arab affairs.
The Arab ministerial committee, made up of ministers from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt, condemned on September 12, Iran's support for the Houthi militia in targeting Saudi Arabia with ballistic missiles.
A statement by the committee condemned the ongoing support by Tehran for terrorism in the Arab region and its violation of the Security Council resolution no. 2216 (2015), which requires militia to be disarmed.
The committee also reiterated the importance of opposing Iranian attempts to threaten the security of the region’s energy supplies, as well as maritime installations in the Arabian Gulf and other shipping lanes.