Speakers hail Egypt's efforts to protect Arab countries' national security

Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Feb 2022

Heads of Arab councils and parliaments participating in the fourth conference of the Arab Parliament in Cairo hailed Egypt's pioneering efforts to cement cooperation with Arab countries and protect their national security.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi meets with speakers of the Arab councils and parliaments participating in the fourth Arab Parliament Conference in Cairo, 20 February 2022. Egyptian Presidency

Their remarks came as they met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in the presence of Speaker of the Arab Parliament Adel bin Abdul Rahman Al-Asumi on Sunday, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

The fourth conference of the Arab Parliament was concluded on Saturday after approving a joint document on the necessity of stopping foreign interference in the Arab countries' affairs as well as their vision towards crises in Arab states, including Yemen, Libya and Lebanon.

The document also addressed countering terrorism and extremism as well as women and youth empowerment and intercultural dialogue.

During the meeting with El-Sisi, Al-Asumi praised Egypt's efforts to enhance cooperation between Arab states and defend their national security.

Al-Asumi also hailed the support provided by Egyptian institutions to host the Arab Parliament in Cairo, affirming their keenness to formulate a unified parliamentary vision to face the current challenges facing Arab states.

El-Sisi held an open dialogue with the Arab speakers, affirming the need to consolidate communication between Arab nations' parliaments in the future to exchange expertise and enhance Arab solidarity.

Holding the fourth conference of the Arab Parliament under the slogan “the role of parliamentarians in achieving security and stability in the Arab world" embodies the huge national responsibility that the parliamentarians shoulder in such critical moment of the Arab history, the president told the attendees.

This comes especially as parliamentarian diplomacy has become one of the vital arms of any effective Arab action on the regional and international levels and an integral part of official diplomacy regarding serving the interests of the Arab peoples and defending their just causes, El-Sisi added.

El-Sisi also held a meeting with Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim, affirming Egypt's keenness to develop firm cooperation between the two countries and their parliaments at all levels.

Al-Ghanim conveyed the greetings of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber to El-Sisi and expressed Kuwait's appreciation of the firm historic relations gathering the two countries.

He also stressed Kuwait's keenness to enhance consultations with Egypt on various issues in light of the pivotal role played by Egypt in the region as a main pillar for security and stability in the Arab world.

Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly also attended the meeting.

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