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Saudi Crown Prince, Egypt's Sisi Hold Official Talks in Cairo

Saudi Crown Prince, Egypt's Sisi Hold Official Talks in Cairo

Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 - 16:15
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sisi hold talks in Cairo. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held official talks in Cairo on Tuesday.

They discussed the strategic bilateral relations that bind their countries and ways to develop them in various fields.

They covered a number of Middle East developments and issues related to regional security and stability, as well as counter-terrorism efforts.

A statement from the Egyptian presidency said talks focused on bilateral relations and efforts to bolster economic and investment ties.

They tackled the inauguration of more joint projects given the promising investment opportunities boasted by their countries.

They also underscored the importance of the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council summit that will be hosted by Saudi Arabia in July and attended by the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and the United States.

A joint statement after their talks said the leaders focused on bolstering their economic and investment relations and elevating them to new levels.

They stressed support to the nationwide Yemen truce, condemning attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militias against civilians and their threat to international marine routes.

They also expressed their backing to the new Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council and efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis.

They urged the need to reach a comprehensive settlement to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by implementing the two-state solution.

They stressed support for the formation of a new Iraqi government that can achieve the nation’s stability and security and efforts to ensure the success of the transitional process in Sudan.

They called on Iran to commit to international resolutions and principles and refrain from meddling in the affairs of Arab countries.

Iran must cease all destabilizing activities in the region and support to armed militias and threats to marine navigation, they demanded, according to the statement.

Crown Prince Mohammed had arrived in Cairo on Monday, the first stop of a tour of region that will take him to Jordan and Turkey.

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