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Egypt’s president hails Kuwaiti efforts to end Gulf crisis, receives message from emir

Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah handed a message from the Emir to El-Sisi at a meeting in Cairo

Amr Kandil , Saturday 27 Feb 2021
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reads a message from the Kuwaiti emir as he received in Cairo Kuwait's foreign minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah, 27 February (courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi expressed his appreciation of the Kuwaiti efforts to end the Gulf crisis and help achieve reconciliation, as he received on Saturday a written message from the Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah handed the emir’s message to El-Sisi at a meeting in Cairo attended by Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Cairo Saleh Al-Thuwaikh.

The meeting comes after the quartet of Egypt, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia agreed last month to sign a reconciliation deal in Saudi Arabia to end a three-year rift with Qatar.

The signed agreement, known as Al-Ula agreement, was mediated by Kuwait.

On Tuesday, official delegations from Egypt and Qatar held their first meeting in Kuwait to discuss future steps required to enhance joint work and bilateral ties after the agreement.

The emir’s message conveyed greetings to El-Sisi and affirmed Kuwait’s appreciation of the historic ties linking the two countries in various fields, the presidency said in a statement.

The message affirmed keenness to enhance the Egyptian-Kuwaiti cooperation at all levels and to coordinate with Egypt periodically on various issues.

El-Sisi, during the meeting with the Kuwaiti FM, affirmed Egypt’s fixed stance supporting Arab solidarity in order to deter dangers facing the Arab nation and preserve national security, the statement read.

El-Sisi asked that his greetings be conveyed to the Kuwaiti emir while congratulating the Kuwaiti government and people on their Kuwaiti National Day that they celebrated last Thursday.

The president also affirmed Egypt’s keenness in developing special cooperation between the two countries in various fields, with the aim of strengthening regional security and stability and achieving the aspirations of the people of both countries and the Arab nation.

Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah praised Egypt’s constant keenness in enhancing solidarity with Arab countries and in advancing the frameworks of joint Arab work, the statement said.

 “The Kuwaiti FM also hailed Egypt’s pivotal role in the region as a main pillar of security and stability for the Arab world,” the statement added.

The meeting discussed bilateral relations as well as developments of regional issues. El-Sisi reiterated in this regard the relation between the Gulf security and the Egyptian national security.

The meeting agreed on intensifying Egyptian-Kuwaiti coordination during the coming period to deter threats facing the security and stability of the Arab countries and people, the presidency said.

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