Egypt’s Sisi: Our relationship with Saudi Arabia is strategic, special

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sissi received on Wednesday Ahmed al-Qattan, Saudi state minister for African affairs, in the presence of the Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shukri. (Supplied)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received on Wednesday Ahmed al-Qattan, Saudi state minister for African affair,s in the presence of the Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shukri, and Abbas Kamel acting head of general intelligence service.

During the meeting, president Sisi stressed Egypt's keenness to strengthen various bilateral cooperation frameworks, and to continue consultations and coordination with the Saudi Kingdom on various regional issues and on ways to address the challenges facing the Arab and Islamic nations to achieve the interests of their peoples.

Ambassador Bassam Radi, the Egyptian presidency spokesperson, said that the Saudi minister conveyed to Sisi greetings from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, pointing to the strong historical relations between the two brotherly nations.

For his part, Sisi welcomed the Saudi minister asking him to convey his greetings to King Salman and the Crown Prince, stressing the special relations between the two countries and its strategic nature, according to Radi.

The Egyptian spokesperson added that the meeting also tackled ways of strengthening cooperation between the two countries, especially tripartite cooperation with African countries, which will contribute to maximizing the benefit of the capabilities and potential of both countries and those of the African continent and achieving common interests.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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