Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Speaker of Egypt s House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly, Speaker of Bahrain s Council of Representatives Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal and Bahrain s Ambassador to Cairo Hisham Al-Jowder pose for an image before their meeting on Thursday 23 December, 2021. Photo courtesy of Egyptian presidential spokesman Facebook page.
Zainal hailed Egypt’s pivotal role in the region and its keenness on enhancing solidarity among Arab nations and advancing joint Arab work, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
She affirmed Bahrain’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Egypt at all levels, conveying the greetings of Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to El-Sisi.
The parliament speaker also hailed the developmental achievements happening across Egypt as a reflection of the wise leadership and insightful vision of the president, Rady said.
El-Sisi hailed the special and strong Egyptian-Bahraini relations and the consensus between the two countries’ viewpoints and visions on various issues, affirming Egypt’s keenness to develop cooperation with Bahrain in all fields.
He reiterated Egypt’s unwavering commitment to preserving the security of the Gulf.
Speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly and Bahrain’s Ambassador to Cairo Hisham Al-Jowder also attended the meeting.
In September, King Hamad met with El-Sisi in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, where he affirmed solidarity with Egypt and Sudan regarding efforts to safeguard their legitimate rights to the Nile River’s water.
He also voiced his support for all efforts to establish a fair and legally binding agreement concerning the filling and operation policies of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
During their talks, El-Sisi and Al-Khalifa agreed to boost Egyptian-Bahraini cooperation and coordination in a way that helps protect Arab national security and boosts their capabilities in the face of challenges and threats in the region.
They also discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in the economic and investment fields.
In the first seven months of 2021, trade between the two countries amounted to about $552 million, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea said in a meeting with her Bahraini counterpart, Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani, earlier this month.