Egypt's Sisi stresses constants of Egyptian policy to achieve cooperation, support Arab solidarity as strategic approach

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Jan 2021

El-Sisi highlights the importance of adhering to sincere intentions in order to achieve common interest

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah in Cairo on Saturday (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed on Saturday the constants of the Egyptian policy to achieve cooperation, construction and support Arab solidarity as a solid strategic approach in a framework of mutual respect and non-interference of internal affairs, a presidential statement said.

El-Sisi also highlighted the importance of adhering to sincere intentions in order to achieve common interest, as well as highlighting the importance of solidarity to ward off risks to the rest of the Arab nation safeguarding its national security.
The president's remarks came during his meeting with Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah who was delivering a message from Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber.
Egypt's Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement that the message included a review of the latest developments related to the Kuwaiti efforts in achieving unity in Arab ranks through reaching reconciliation.
According to the Egyptian presidency's statement, the Kuwaiti emir stressed in his message the appreciation of the close fraternal relations between the two brotherly countries and the keenness to strengthen them, while commending the strategic and pivotal role that Egypt plays under the leadership of El-Sisi in protecting Arab national security and defending the Arab nation.
Egypt and Kuwait share warm relations on all levels, including those in political and diplomatic fields, before and after the death of former Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber late last September.
Kuwait has been exerting significant efforts, especially during the past few months, to resolve the Gulf crisis between Qatar and the Arab Quartet of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE. Kuwaiti efforts have been hailed by the majority of parties to the dispute, including Egypt and Qatar.
During Saturday's meeting, Rady said that El-Sisi expressed his sincere appreciation and support for the sincere Kuwaiti efforts stemming from good intentions over the past years to achieve the desired reconciliation, starting with the = endeavours of the late Emir Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber, which is being continued by Emir Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber, in addition to the valued role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Arab Quartet.
The Arab Quartet was formed in mid-2017 as a diplomatic bloc to coordinate political stances in order to pressure Doha into ending what the four countries deemed as Qatar's interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries and its support of terrorist organisations.
Doha, however, has denied the accusations.
It was agreed during Saturday's meeting to intensify consultations and joint coordination between Egypt and Kuwait in this context during the coming period, in an effort to confront everything that threatens the security and stability of Arab countries, and to preserve Arab national security, Rady added.
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