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Saudi Arabia, Egypt foreign ministers discuss ties, counter-terrorism efforts

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Sunday with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir and discussed the latest efforts in countering terrorism and extremism in the region.

They discussed means of bolstering bilateral relations in all fields and efforts exerted to combat terrorism.

The two ministers also tackled regional issues, including the situation in Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Al-Jubeir said the recently concluded Arab-American Islamic Summit in Riyadh was a historic one, and that it produced several important decisions in the face of terrorism and cooperation in preventing its support.

"We are looking forward to developing cooperation with Egypt, especially in the field of countering extremism and terrorism and protecting Arab national security," Jubeir told reporters at a press conference in Cairo with his counterpart Shoukry.

For his part, Shoukry said that Arab national security must be protected from any outside interference.