Egypt, Jordan, and Bahrain have welcomed the upcoming summit to be hosted by Saudi Arabia in July, comprising leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and the United States.
The support for the US regional summit in Jeddah, scheduled for next month, was voiced during a trilateral meeting between Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Jordan’s King Abdullah in Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday.
The Saudi Royal Diwan has announced a scheduled official visit of US President Joe Biden to the Kingdom on July 15-16, at the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
According to the Diwan, Biden is slated to attend a joint summit to which King Salman had invited the leaders of GCC countries, the Jordanian monarch, the Egyptian president, and the prime minister of Iraq.
Sisi, at the trilateral meeting, confirmed Egypt’s hope for reinforcing constructive cooperation with Bahrain and Jordan.
The talks touched upon the tracks of cooperation between Egypt, Bahrain, and Jordan, in addition to ways of achieving common goals and interests, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement following the meeting.
Sisi said Egypt aspires to further cooperation with Bahrain and Jordan to achieve the common interests of the peoples of the three nations as well as boost joint Arab action, particularly amid great challenges of multiple regional and international developments.
The Bahraini and Jordanian kings praised "the inextricable" ties binding the three countries, stressing their keenness to elevate cooperation with Egypt to the level of strategic partnership.
Furthermore, the kings added that they seek maximizing benefits of opportunities and potentials of cooperation relations with Egypt, Rady's statement added.
King Hamad and King Abdullah also said that relations between the three countries “represent a cornerstone for maintaining regional security and stability as well as restoring balance to the region, in light of the pivotal importance of Egypt, Bahrain, and Jordan regionally and internationally.”
The talks also touched upon the mutual coordination regarding issues of common concerns, in addition to the latest developments on regional and international fronts and challenges facing the region.