Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Photo: Al-Ahram)
In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs voiced Egypt's solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the face of these "despicable terrorist attacks which constitute a violation of the rules of international law and are a blatant threat to the security and stability of the region."
Egypt asserted its firm stance supporting Saudi Arabia in all measures it takes to preserve the security and safety of its people, reaffirming that the national security of both countries are closely connected.
Late Saturday, the Saudi military announced the downing of three explosive-laden drones launched by Houthi forces against unknown targets in southern Saudi Arabia.
In response, Saudi Arabia carried out airstrikes on drone-related targets in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Sunday, according to a statement reported by the Saudi Press Agency.
Drone attacks like Saturday’s are nothing new, with Houthi forces having made repeated use of drones and ballistic missiles to strike targets inside Saudi Arabia.