Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R) receives Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf (photo courtesy of the presidency)
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Bin Falah Al-Hajraf hailed Egypt’s strategic role under President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in protecting Arab national security and defending all causes of the Arab nation.
Meeting El-Sisi on Sunday in Cairo, Al-Hajraf praised Egypt’s industrious endeavors, which aim to consolidate security, stability, and development at the regional level, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
Al-Hajraf hailed Egypt’s efforts to support relations between Arab countries based on the good faith and non-interference in other Arab countries’ domestic affairs.
He highlighted Egypt’s permanent keenness towards solidarity among Arab nations and the enhancement of Arab joint work in the face of the enormous challenges the region is witnessing.
Al-Hajraf hailed the strong relations between Egypt and the GCC and affirmed their mutual keenness to enhance these relations.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry also attended the meeting.
El-Sisi reiterated the principles of Egyptian policy, which aims to enhance Arab solidarity within the framework of mutual respect, commitment to good faith, and cooperation to ward off dangers on the Arab nation.
The president highlighted the special Egyptian-Gulf relations and the connection between the Gulf’s security and Egypt’s national security as a firm pillar of Egyptian policy.
Egypt participated last month in the 41st GCC summit in Saudi Arabia. During the summit, Egypt, along with GCC member states signed the Al-Ula agreement for Arab reconciliation with Qatar.