Egypt, Kuwait Reject Threats Against Gulf States

Monday, 17 February, 2020 - 13:00
Cairo- Asharq Al-Awsat

The foreign ministers of Egypt and Kuwait voiced their rejection of regional interventions in the affairs of Arab countries and threats facing Gulf States, stressing that recent developments should not be allowed to “negatively affect the security and stability of the Arab Gulf.”

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al Sabah, on the sidelines of the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) on Sunday.

Ahmed Hafez, the spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, said that Shoukry emphasized the depth of the strategic relations and the historical and brotherly ties between the two countries.

According to the spokesman’s statement, the two officials reiterated their firm stance on the Palestinian file and discussed regional developments, including the situation in Syria and continued tension in Libya.

The two ministers stressed their rejection of regional interventions in other states’ affairs and threats to the Arab Gulf states, noting that efforts should be deployed to maintain the security and stability of the Arab Gulf in light of regional developments.

On the sidelines of the Munich conference, Shoukry also met with the foreign ministers of Denmark, Latvia, and Bulgaria, the British National Security Adviser, and other top officials.

The Egyptian Foreign minister took the opportunity to underline the need to confront terrorist financing operations and the importance of holding the concerned countries accountable, according to a statement by the ministry.

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