Diaa was speaking at the Egyptian-Bahraini Business Forum organized by the Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA), with the participation of President of Bahrain Businessmen Association Ahmed Bin Hindi, head of the Suez Canal Economic Authority Yehia Zaki, and the ambassador of Bahrain in Cairo.

Commending the robust and historical ties between Egypt and Bahrain, the Egyptian diplomat reaffirmed Egypt's unshakable commitment to maintaining security and stability in the Gulf region whose security is an integral part of Egypt's national security.

Diaa also applauded the efforts being exerted by the Egyptian and the Bahraini business associations to consolidate bilateral economic cooperation, which has helped in upping the volume of bilateral trade to $500 million.

In addition, the total value of Bahraini investments amounted for $324 million during the FY 2019-2020, growing by 68.7 per cent compared to the previous fiscal year, Diaa noted.