17 November 2019 04:06 AM

Bahrain King lauds Egypt's role in maintaining Arab national security

Friday، 08 November 2019 - 10:39 AM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi receives on Thursday King Hamad ben Issa al Khalifa, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.

The visit comes as part of bilateral meetings between Sisi with the Bahraini monarch to enhance bilateral relations in all domains.

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al Khalifa praised Egypt's firm and supportive stance towards backing development in Bahrain for decades, as well as Cairo's historic role in maintaining Arab national security.

The Bahraini monarch's remarks came during his talks with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi here on Thursday.

At the beginning of the talks, the Bahraini king underlined Egypt's important role in defending Arab interests and causes, in addition to strengthening the foundations of peace, security and stability in the Middle East, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Welcoming the Bahraini monarch, President Sisi affirmed the strategic relations binding between Egypt and Bahrain, expressing Cairo's keenness to foster cooperation with Manama in different fields, the spokesman added.

The talks reviewed the latest regional developments and efforts to combat terrorism, extremism and foreign interference, the spokesman noted.

In this regard, President Sisi stressed Egypt's steadfast position on the Gulf security, which is regarded as part and parcel of Egypt's national security, according to the spokesman.

They also agreed on backing efforts that aim to find political solutions for various crises sweeping across the region, the spokesman said.

On that score, the two sides pointed to the recent Saudi-sponsored agreement between the legitimate Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council, which is seen as a pivotal step in resolving the Yemeni crisis.

MENA


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