Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at the Ittihadiya Palace, to discuss bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, and regional and international issues
Al-Sisi welcomed bin Salman, asking him to convey his greetings to King Salman bin Abdulaziz, wishing him continued health and wellness, presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.
The visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to Cairo is part of a tour that also includes Jordan and Turkey.
The President also affirmed keenness to continue to enhance consultation and coordination with Saudi Arabia on various issues of common concern, as well as issues of bilateral cooperation, within the framework of the historical and strategic relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which reflect the common political will and unity of destiny.
The meeting dealt with discussing ways to enhance various aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries, especially at the economic and investment levels, and launching more joint projects in light of the promising investment opportunities available to both sides, as well as optimizing the use of all available areas to enhance integration between them.
Rady added that the meeting touched on a number of the most prominent issues raised on the international and regional arenas, where the discussions reflected a mutual understanding to continue making joint efforts to address the risks that threaten the security and stability of the countries and peoples of the region.
In this context, the president stressed Egypt’s commitment to its steadfast stance towards Gulf security as an extension of the Egyptian national security and rejecting any practices that seek to destabilize it.
The two sides also agreed on the importance of the upcoming summit that will be hosted by Riyadh between the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and the United States.
Moreover, the president also praised the great and qualitative development witnessed by the Egyptian-Saudi relations in the political, economic, security and military fields, and the remarkable growth in the rate of trade exchange and the volume of investments, pointing to the common concern to move forward towards further deepening and developing these relations.
Bin Salman conveyed to Al-Sisi the greetings of King Salman, stressing that his current visit to Egypt is a consolidation of the distinguished relations between the two brotherly countries and the continuation of the pace of periodic and intense consultation and coordination between Egypt and Saudi Arabia on regional issues of common concern, which reflects the two countries’ commitment to deepening the alliance and the strategic firm between them.
According to the statement, the Saudi Crown Prince said that alliance between the two countries contributes to enhancing the unity of the Arab and Islamic common in the face of the various challenges facing the region at the present time, explaining his aspiration that this visit add an additional impetus to the solid and extended ties that bring together the two countries at the official and popular levels.
He also stressed the importance of continued coordination, intensive consultation and exchange of views between Egypt and Saudi Arabia to address the challenges and crises facing the Arab nation, and to stand in front of interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries in a way that aims to destabilize the security of the region.