Egypt will not allow the security and stability of the Gulf countries to be compromised, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said during a meeting with the Saudi monarch on Tuesday – stressing that Gulf security is an integral part of the Egyptian security.
Sisi traveled to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, where an official reception ceremony was held for him, the two national anthems were played and the honor guard paraded, Bassam Rady, official spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, mentioned.
The two leaders held individual talks, followed by an expanded session that included delegations from both countries, where King Salman welcomed Sisi, underscoring the depth of Egyptian-Saudi relations.
Salman hailed Egypt’s pivotal role in the Arab region, and its tireless efforts to support Arab and Gulf countries in particular, as an essential pillar for maintaining security and stability in the Arab world.
The Saudi monarch expressed his gratitude for Egypt’s support to Saudi Arabia on various issues and for the contributions of Egyptians in many sectors contributing to Saudi Arabia’s development.
He stressed Saudi Arabia’s willingness to strengthen bilateral relations with Egypt at all levels, in order to achieve the objective common interests of both nations.
Sisi expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and noted the strong brotherly bonds between the Egyptian and Saudi people – who share a common history and a unique destiny.
The Egyptian President also stressed the importance of continuing to work for Arab solidarity to face all challenges.
Rady added that the discussions also focused on ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, particularly at the military and security levels, as well as in the economic, investment and development fields, with the aim of make the most of all available opportunities to strengthen integration between the two nations.
Developments of a number of regional and international issues of common concern were also discussed, he added.
Officials from both sides agreed on the need to strengthen joint counter-terrorism efforts and concerted efforts by the international community to reach political settlements to the crises faced by some countries in the region, in a way that preserves the territorial integrity of these countries. country and preserves the wealth of its inhabitants.