Sisi discusses developments in regional issues with Emir of Kuwait on his first official visit to Egypt

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Apr 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss advancing the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries, in the latter’s first official visit to Egypt since assuming office in December 2023.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi receives the Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, in Cairo, 30 April 2024. Photo: Egyptian Presidency


According to the Egyptian presidency, both sides discussed regional issues of mutual interest and dossiers pertinent to priority items of joint Arab action.

Both parties also explored areas of cooperation in investment, trade, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, education, culture, tourism, and other fields.

They expressed their commitment to enhancing trade and investment between the two countries.

El-Sisi and the emir commended the close consultations on regional and global issues of mutual concern, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing peaceful approaches, dialogue, and diplomatic resolutions for conflicts and disparities in the Middle East.

They also stressed the urgent need for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, along with ensuring safe, sufficient, and sustainable humanitarian aid access to Palestinians.

Furthermore, they emphasized the necessity to uphold Libya's sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity, rejecting any external interference in its affairs, and supporting Libyan-led initiatives for a political settlement.

In addition, both sides highlighted the urgency of securing an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Sudan, denouncing external military interventions that favour either side.

The emir reiterated that Egypt's water security is an integral part of Arab water security, firmly rejecting any actions that affect Egypt's rights to the Nile waters.

Both leaders also underscored the significance of maintaining security and stability for the region's maritime navigation.

Additionally, they emphasized the importance of finalizing the delineation of the Kuwaiti-Iraqi maritime borders beyond mark 162, in accordance with international law.

During the emir’s visit to Cairo, El-Sisi granted him the Order of the Nile, Egypt's most prestigious decoration.

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