Egypt’s Sisi receives message from Saudi King Salman tackling issues of mutual concern

Lamis El Sharqawy , Thursday 11 Feb 2021

Saudi Arabia wants to promote bilateral strategic cooperation on multiple levels, the statement read

File Photo: Egypt's El-Sisi receives Saudi King Salman in Sharm El-Sheikh (Photo: Courtesy of the Egyptian presidency spokesperson's Facebook page)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received on Thursday a written message from Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz that tackled bilateral cooperation on regional and international issues.

The message stressed the deep historical ties between the two countries and the kingdom's keenness to promote strategic cooperation on multiple levels, affirming the importance of continuing joint work and intensive coordination with Egypt on various regional and international issues.

The message was conveyed by Saudi Minister of State and Cabinet Member Essam bin Said who met the Egyptian president in Cairo earlier today, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement.

During the meeting, El-Sisi conveyed his greetings to King Salman, reaffirming the "special and strategic" relationship between Egypt and Saudi Arabia and what it represents as a "foundation" for the stability of the region.

He also highlighted the "delicate" circumstances and challenges that the Arab countries are going through, the statement noted.

It was agreed during the meeting to continue to reinforce bilateral cooperation and consultation in various fields to achieve the common interestsof the Egyptian and Saudi peoples, as well as the Arab solidarity bonds.

The meeting was attended by head of Egypt's General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel, and the kingdom's Ambassador in Cairo Osama bin Ahmed Naqli.

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