Sisi invites Bahrain's king to visit Cairo, stresses need to boost ties in message conveyed by FM

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Aug 2021

Sisi invited Al-Khalifa to visit Cairo and stressed the necessity of promoting bilateral ties and coordinating on regional developments

Sameh Shoukry

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has invited Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to visit Cairo and stressed the need of boosting the prospects of bilateral relations and coordinating on regional developments, in a message delivered by Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to the monarch on Sunday.

The top Egyptian diplomat, who is visiting Bahrain’s capital, Manama, held a meeting with Al-Khalifa, in which he affirmed Egypt's keenness on continued coordination and consultation with Bahrain regarding the successive regional developments.

Shoukry highlighted the two countries' efforts to bring peace to the region and prioritize political solutions to its crises away from regional interferences or destructive polarizations, especially in light of Egypt's "firm" stance towards Gulf security.

The security of the Gulf state is part and parcel of Egypt's national security, the Egyptian minister stressed, according to a statement by Egypt’s foreign ministry.

King Al-Khalifa expressed his great pride in the "close and historical" relations between Egypt and Bahrain.

He also highlighted the consensus of visions between them towards ways to deal with the current regional challenges, the statement added.

He also praised the role of Egypt in this regard, describing it as a main pillar of stability in the region.

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