Security of GCC region is part of Egypt’s national security: Al-Sisi

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received, on Saturday evening, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, in Cairo.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed joint relations between the two countries. The meeting also addressed bilateral cooperation, and the importance of supporting and strengthening it for the benefit of the two countries and peoples.

This relates particularly to the economic and investment fields, and will take place by optimising all available opportunities to enhance integration between them.

Al-Sisi and Bin Zayed also discussed a number of regional issues, with the talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) foremost in discussions. This reflects a mutual understanding between the two sides regarding ways to deal with the issues.

The two sides agreed to continue the joint efforts in pursuit of political settlements for the existing crises in many countries in the region. Aside from aims to restore national institutions in the region and the preservation of its capabilities, they also rejected foreign interventions in the Arab region. 

The two sides agreed on developing a comprehensive vision for the development of the system of joint Arab action. This would take place in order to ensure the strengthening of Arab capabilities, to face the challenges facing the region and the increasing threats to regional security.

During the meeting, Al-Sisi stressed that Egypt considers the security of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region as part of its national security. With this in mind, Egypt rejects any practices that may threat the stability of the GCC region.

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