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Bahrain’s King Hamad, President Al-Sisi hold talks on economic and investment cooperation

Cairo: Next month’s US regional summit in Jeddah tops the agenda for discussions between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

After a three-day phone call between the two leaders on strengthening bilateral cooperation and exchanging views on developing a number of regional and international issues of common interest, the pair met to discuss enhancing economic and investment cooperation. .

The official spokesman for the Egyptian presidency said: “President el-Sisi reaffirmed Egypt’s pride in the historical ties that unite the two fraternal countries and peoples.”

He added that Egypt “looks to continue bilateral cooperation with Bahrain in various fields, accelerate the pace of joint coordination towards development in the Middle East, and enhance unity and joint Arab action in addressing various regional and international challenges.” was keen.”

King Hamad said that his visit to Egypt was “a continuation of the historical and prestigious ties that bind the two countries, governments and peoples, and their common destiny and future.”

The Emperor of Bahrain praised Egypt’s “important and resolute role as a mainstay for security and stability in the region, and efforts to promote joint Arab action at all levels”, adding “great and qualitative development (in ) seen in Egypt”. Bahrain relations in various political, economic, developmental and other areas of general concern.”

He also expressed his desire to deepen ties with the North African nation.

Several major regional and international issues were also discussed in the discussion. The two sides agreed to expand Egypt-Bahrain coordination in national security, and the two leaders looked forward to an upcoming summit of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in Jeddah, as well as the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and the United States. welcomed.

US President Joe Biden will visit Jeddah on July 15-16, where he will discuss the energy crisis, wars in Ukraine and Yemen, the Iranian nuclear file, cyber security and food security with other assembled leaders.