Yemen’s stability important to Egypt’s national security: Speaker of parliament

Gamal Essam El-Din , Saturday 11 Jun 2022

Speaker of Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – Hanafy El-Gebaly and Head of Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi met on Saturday to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

Rashad Al-Alimi   Hanafy El-Gebaly
Yemen s Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi with Speaker of Egypt s parliament Hanafy El-Gebaly during their meeting on Saturday 11 June, 2022. Al-Ahram

 

An official statement said the meeting came in the course of Al-Alimi's current visit to Cairo, which also included a meeting with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

"At the beginning of the meeting, El-Gebaly welcomed the naming of Al-Alimi as head of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council and expressed Egypt's appreciation of this step which should help recover stability and security in Yemen," said the statement.

El-Gebaly said Egypt fully supports Yemen’s right to a future marked by development, freedom, dignity and justice. "Egypt believes the security and stability in Yemen is highly important to the Egyptian and Arab national security," said El-Gebaly.

El-Gebaly emphasised that Egypt will also give all support possible to alleviate the humanitarian crisis which hit Yemen five years ago.

For his part, Al-Alimi expressed his deep thanks to Egypt's historical role in supporting Yemen on all fronts, adding "we also appreciate Egypt supporting and taking care of Yemeni citizens who live in Cairo."

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