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Sisi: Security of Gulf Integral to Egypt’s National Security

Sisi: Security of Gulf Integral to Egypt’s National Security

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 - 05:30
The Prime Minister of Kuwait hands a written letter to Egypt's President Sisi during a meeting in Cairo. (KUNA)
Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Monday that the security of the Gulf was integral to the national security of his country.

He made his remarks at the conclusion of Egyptian-Kuwaiti talks in Cairo that culminated in the signing of cooperation agreements to develop the Sinai peninsula.

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah headed the Kuwaiti delegation to Egypt.

He held talks with Sisi, who underscored the strength of relations with Kuwait. He stressed Egypt’s keenness on developing close cooperation with the Gulf country in various fields to bolster trade and economic ties and encourage more Kuwait investments in Egypt.

Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said the premier handed Sisi a written letter from Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. It covered ways to boost bilateral relations with Egypt.

Sheikh Jaber, for his part, hailed Egypt’s central role in the region, saying it was fundamental to the security and stability of the Arab world.

He also met with his Egyptian counterpart Mustafa Madbouli. They both oversaw the signing of the agreement on funding the second phase of the program dedicated to developing the Sinai peninsula. The deal is worth one billion dollars and extends to 2022.

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