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Sisi Concludes Kuwait Visit: Gulf Security Inseparable from Egypt’s Security

Sisi Concludes Kuwait Visit: Gulf Security Inseparable from Egypt’s Security

Monday, 2 September, 2019 - 06:15
Kuwaiti Emir holds talks with Egyptian President. KUNA photo

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi concluded on Sunday his visit to Kuwait, asserting that the security of Kuwait and the Gulf is inseparable from Egypt's own national security.

The Egyptian president made the remarks during talks with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait.

Sisi’s visit to the Gulf country came one day before Kuwait’s Emir flies to the US, where he is expected to hold official talks with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

During their meeting, the Emir and Sisi discussed matters of mutual concern and the latest developments in the world.

Egypt’s presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said the Emir praised Cairo’s pivotal role in supporting the security and stability of Arab nations, and its valuable efforts in enhancing joint Arab work.

The Emir also affirmed his country's appreciation to Egypt's leadership and people, praising the Egyptian-Kuwaiti relations and historic relations.

The two leaders stressed the need for concerted Arab efforts in addressing various challenges to preserving Arab national security as well as enhancing security cooperation between both countries and joining efforts to fight terrorism.

They backed regional solutions for regional problems, including allowing Arab peoples to determine their own fate in a way that meets their aspirations to live in peace and security.

Sisi also met on Sunday with Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Sisi had arrived in Kuwait on Saturday on a two-day official visit to promote bilateral cooperation.

His visit to Kuwait was the third since he took office in 2014. The first was in January 2015, while the second was in May 2017.

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