President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah in presence of Egyptian Foreign Sameh Shoukry and Ambassador of Kuwait Mohamed Al-Zoweikh in Cairo on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidential Spokesman)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi received on Wednesday a message from Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in which he commended Egypt’s “strategic and pivotal role in protecting Arab national security and defending the issues of the Arab nation.”
The message was delivered by Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah during his meeting with El-Sisi in Cairo in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Kuwaiti Ambassador in Egypt Mohamed Al-Zoweikh, said a statement by Egypt’s Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady.
The Kuwaiti Emir hailed Egypt’s tireless efforts to consolidate security, stability, and development at the regional and international levels.
He also expressed in the written message the pride of the Kuwaiti government and people for the strong historical ties and close relations that unite them with Egypt and its people in various fields, according to Rady.
From his side, El-Sisi asked Al-Sabah to covey his greetings to the Kuwaiti Emir, stressing the significance of Egyptian Kuwaiti relations, which extend through decades of fruitful mutual cooperation and close coordination.
Such depth of mutual relations was embodied in the common denominators and mutual consensus in views and visions between Egypt and Kuwait towards the various issues and crises of the region and mutual support to the stances of the two sisterly countries in all international and regional forums, the statement quoted El-Sisi as saying.
El-Sisi also stressed Egypt’s keenness to develop close bilateral cooperation and coordination for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples, as well as the Arab nation, Rady noted.
During the meeting, the president discussed with Al-Sabah various aspects of bilateral relations in light of the imminent convening of the joint committee between the two countries.
They also deliberated on issues on the Arab and regional arena, especially the developments in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Afghanistan, Rady said.
Moreover, the president affirmed the link between Gulf security and Egyptian national security, praising the important role played by the State of Kuwait and its leadership in addressing the challenges facing the Arab nation.
President El-Sisi has recently stressed that the Gulf region “is one of the main pillars of Arab national security and is closely linked to Egyptian national security.”
His remarks came during a meeting with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid in late August on the sidelines of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership.
Egyptian Kuwaiti cooperation and coordination towards developments in the Middle East represents a mainstay for achieving regional stability and a major pillar of the priorities and constants of Egyptian policy, the Egyptian president said.
While from his side, Al-Khalid stressed Egypt’s pivotal role in the region as a fundamental pillar for the security and stability of the Arab world, an Egyptian presidency s1`tatement said at the time.