Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain discussed bilateral ties and regional and international developments in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
At the meeting, which also discussed joint cooperation, especially in the areas of investment and economics, Sisi expressed Egypt’s willingness to strengthen cooperation and coordination to help the region meet the current challenges.
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King Khalifa emphasized its historic ties to Egypt and praised Cairo’s vital role in ensuring security and stability in the region.
It also noted the improvement of ties with Egypt in several economic, political and development areas, adding that Bahrain is keen to strengthen these relations.
Sisi and King Hamad also welcomed the upcoming summit that Saudi Arabia will host next month during US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Kingdom.
The summit will bring together leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordanian King Abdullah, Sisi, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Biden.
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