Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, in Cairo, the Egyptian presidency stated on Sunday.
It comes as part of a series of bilateral meetings between both leaders to promote consultation and coordination.
During the meeting held late on Sunday, they addressed enhancing bilateral cooperation in different fields and issues of common interest.
Al-Sisi and Al-Khalifa also discussed challenges faced by the Arab world, and agreed on confronting external interference in Arab countries’ affairs.
Egypt and Bahrain have been enjoying distinguished relations both economically and politically. Al-Khalifa was among the first Arab leaders to visit Cairo after the 30 June incidents. The king was also among the first leaders to congratulate Al-Sisi upon his inauguration.
In August 2018, Al-Sisi visited Bahrain and met with Al-Kalifa as well as a number of princes, ministers, and top officials to promote ties.
Bahrain’s investments in Egypt ranked 14th among foreign countries investing in the country. The trade exchange between Egypt and Bahrain reached $160.35m in 2016, according to Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS).
Egypt’s exports to Bahrain includes food, cosmetics, furniture, cotton, ceramics, iron, and machines. Meanwhile, the top Bahraini exports to Egypt are oil, plastic products, aluminium and its products, cleaning products, and steel, the SIS added.