Sisi hails Kuwaiti efforts to resolve Gulf crisis, affirms Egypt’s keenness to back Arab solidarity

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Sat, 02 Jan 2021 - 04:33 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi receives Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabbah in Cairo on Saturday – Presidency

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi receives Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabbah in Cairo on Saturday – Presidency

CAIRO – 2 January 2020: Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reiterated the Egyptian policy constants aiming to maintain Arab solidarity, in response to the Kuwaiti efforts to resolve the Gulf Crisis between the Arab quartet and Qatar.

Sisi’s remarks came as he received on Saturday Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti foreign minister, who carried a message from Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber.

The message has displayed the latest developments related to the Kuwaiti efforts in unifying the Arab ranks through achieving reconciliation between the Arab quartet, consisting of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE and Qatar.

This comes more than three years after the quartet decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, to pressurize Doha to end its alleged finance to terrorist groups.

“Concerning the reconciliation efforts, Mr President (El-Sisi) has expressed appreciation and support to the Kuwaiti sincere efforts stemming from good intentions over the past years to achieve the desired reconciliation,” Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said, after Sisi’s meeting with the Kuwaiti foreign minister.

Sisi praised the Kuwaiti efforts in this regard, initiated by late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber and resumed by the current Emir, Sheikh Nawaf.

He also hailed the role played by the Saudi Arabia during the crisis on behalf of the quartet.

“His excellency (the president) has affirmed the constants of the Egyptian policy to achieve cooperation and development and support Arab solidarity as a solid strategic approach,” Radi said.

Sisi also affirmed the importance of sticking to sincere intentions to achieve the mutual interest and well as solidarity to ward off dangers from the rest of the Arab nation and preserve its national security, Rady added.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attended the meeting.

During the meeting, Sisi and the Kuwaiti foreign minister have agreed on the need to enhance consultation and coordination between the two countries in this regard, with the aim of facing any security threat facing stability of the Arab nations.

In the message, the Kuwaiti emir has affirmed his country’s appreciation to the brotherly relations with Egypt.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Jaber hailed Egypt’s strategic and pivotal role in preserving the Arab national security and defending the causes of the Arab nation.

He also praised Egypt’s continuous efforts in establishing regional security, stability and development.

Sisi, during the meeting, asked to convey his greetings to the Kuwaiti Emir, affirming the special relations between Egypt and Kuwait, represented in decades of cooperation in various fields.

The president stressed Egypt’s keenness to develop cooperation and coordination between the two countries to serve the interests of peoples of both countries as well as the Arab nation.

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