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Egypt, Bahrain Agree to Consolidate Arab Stance against Foreign Meddling

Egypt, Bahrain Agree to Consolidate Arab Stance against Foreign Meddling

Friday, 17 September, 2021 - 08:30
Sisi and Bahrain’s King meet in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt and Bahrain agreed to develop joint Arab action, which would help protect Arab national security and enhance the ability to address challenges and growing threats, namely foreign interventions.

This came during Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's meeting on Thursday with visiting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain.

Sisi expressed appreciation of the historical ties between the two countries and stressed keenness on boosting bilateral cooperation in various fields.

King Hamad expressed gratitude for the warm reception by Sisi, praising the solid fraternal Egyptian-Bahraini relations.

He asserted that his current visit to Egypt comes as part of the historical and distinguished relations that bind the two nations, governments, and peoples.

King Hamad further praised Egypt's pivotal and firm role as a mainstay of security and stability in the region as well as its relentless efforts to promote joint Arab action.

The talks underscored the importance of boosting economic and investment cooperation by optimizing all available opportunities.

Moreover, they discussed the latest regional developments, namely in Libya and Afghanistan, in addition to joint efforts to address the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sisi and the king agreed to boost Egyptian-Bahraini cooperation to protect Arab national security, and increase their capabilities against the challenges and threats facing the region.

“The president has emphasized Egypt’s continuing commitment to its constant position on the security of the Gulf and its rejection of practices that strive to destabilize it,” the Egyptian president's office said.

Views were also exchanged regarding the latest developments in the peace process, where the Bahraini King praised the Egyptian efforts to consolidate the ceasefire between the Israelis and the Palestinians and Egypt's initiative for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

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