The Egyptian and Bahraini foreign ministries affirmed their firmness on sticking to a list of 13 demands including six principles the anti-Terror Quartet issued last year as the basis for resolving ongoing crisis with Qatar.
In a joint statement, the two countries said at the end of a Bahraini-Egyptian Committee session held in Manama on Sunday that all the Qatari attempts to circumvent those demands would only prolong the crisis.
The joint statement further applauded Kuwait’s continuous efforts to end the crisis.
The two sides affirmed their keenness to coordinate work and consult together on regional and international platforms and forums, especially the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and within the United Nations system, in order to achieve their interests and support joint Arab action to achieve the hopes and aspirations of their two peoples.
Egypt and Bahrain stressed the centrality of preserving the security and stability of the countries of the region, preserving their sovereignty and independence, and the importance of the security of the Arab Gulf and the Arab region as a whole.
The two sides expressed their strong condemnation of the continued firing of ballistic missiles on Saudi Arabia from Yemeni territory by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias as part of their interference in the Yemeni affairs and their attempts to dominate the region through supporting the militias by all means. The statement added that this led to prolonging the conflict.
Both countries reiterated their condemnation of terrorism in all forms, stressing the importance of coordination of bilateral, regional and international efforts to combat various forms of terrorism and address its roots and causes.
Egypt and Bahrain also stressed the importance of supporting the Palestinian cause and following up on its political developments, as the central issue of the Arab and Islamic nations, and affirmed that a just and comprehensive solution can be achieved only by safeguarding the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and establishing its independent and sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital along the lines of 4 June 1967, based on the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative, stressing that this initiative is the best solution to end the Arab-Israeli conflict.