FM reiterates Egypt’s rejection of any meddling in Arab countries' internal affairs

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Jan 2022

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s "unwavering" stance on rejecting any interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries, and backing the security and stability of Arab Gulf countries.

Egypt and Kuwait
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (L) during a meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart Ahmad Al-Nasser Al-Sabah on Saturday, 29 January 2022, on sideline of the 156th consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers held on Gulf country (Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

The security and stability of Gulf countries and Egypt are "inextricably tied", Shoukry said during a meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad Al-Nasser Al-Sabah on Saturday on sidelines of the 156th consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers.

Minister Al-Sabah expressed his country's appreciation of Egypt’s role in the region, saying Cairo is "a main pillar for supporting security and stability in the region," a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read.

He also praised the "tangible" development boom in Egypt, stressing support "for all that preserves Egypt's security and stability, and achieves the interests of both countries and their aspiration towards further prosperity and development."

Shoukry asserted the need to promote bilateral ties between Egypt and Kuwait, voicing Egypt's hope to host the 13th session of the joint ministerial committee – tasked with promoting cooperation means – this year, the statement added.

Egypt's top diplomat encouraged the Kuwaiti side to benefit from the current favorable investment climate in light of the Egyptian economic reform programme and the development ventures nationwide.

The meeting also touched upon the latest regional challenges and issues of common interest, including the situation in Lebanon.

Kuwait is hosting the current session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level, which will kick off on Sunday under its presidency.

The Arab foreign ministers are set to hold several meetings on a host of current Arab issues and topics.

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