Egypt-Bahraini joint statement emphasizes the need for deepening and coordination of ties
Cairo: In a joint statement on the conclusion of talks between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Egypt and Bahrain discussed the depth of ties between the two countries and the need for coordination and cooperation in the conflict. stressed. To meet the challenges of the region, maintain its security and achieve stability.
The joint statement was issued after bilateral talks at Sakhir Palace in Manama.
The two countries reaffirmed “a common condition and unity of destiny for the development of all regional and international issues and common interest”; and “an increased pace of economic cooperation for a broad horizon that would support the common interests of the two brother countries.” “
The two sides agreed to “coordinate joint efforts to combat terrorism and its organizations and prevent its financing, and to protect the region from threats of destabilizing activities”.
He “emphasized support for Arab efforts to urge Iran to adhere to international principles of non-interference in the affairs of Arab countries, to preserve the principles of good-neighborhood, and to protect the region from all destabilizing activities.” including supporting armed militias and threatening maritime shipping and international trade lines.
The two countries agreed to “support international efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, ensure the peace of Iran’s nuclear program, strengthen the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency, maintain the non-proliferation regime, and establish a Highlighting the importance of support efforts for a region free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
In relation to the Renaissance Dam crisis, the ruler of Bahrain expressed “the full support of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the water security of Egypt as an integral part of Arab water security” and to abandon its unilateral policy regarding international rivers from Ethiopia. and urged to follow it. International law relating to the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
They also stressed the need to negotiate in good faith with Egypt and Sudan to reach a binding legal agreement in this regard in the implementation of the President’s statement issued by the Security Council in September 2021, thereby avoiding harm. Can you The project for downstream countries and enhances cooperation between the peoples of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.”
The Bahrain side expressed its full solidarity with the Arab Republic of Egypt in all measures taken to protect its national security.
On the Yemeni issue, both sides reaffirmed their support for international efforts to find a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, in accordance with approved international references, and the Saudi Initiative to End the Yemeni Crisis. He also expressed his full support for the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council to carry out its constitutional responsibilities “to achieve security, stability and development in Yemen”.
They also reaffirmed their support for the UN ceasefire agreement in Yemen and welcomed the announcement of its extension. The Bahrain side appreciated Egypt’s response to the legitimate Yemeni government and the United Nations’ request to operate direct flights between Cairo and Sanaa in support of that ceasefire and to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people.
The two sides welcomed the upcoming summit to be hosted by Saudi Arabia between the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Jordan and Egypt, and the Prime Minister of Iraq with US President Joe Biden.