Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, praised the outcome of his visit he paid today to Bahrain, during which he met with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

The Egyptian minister told the Middle East News Agency that his visit comes within the distinguished bilateral relations and interest in promoting Arab solidarity and joint action, adding that, he arrived in Bahrain conveying a letter of appreciation to the King from President Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi.

He lauded Bahraini-Egyptian relations and the constant communication between both leaderships on promoting bilateral relations and exchanging views on regional issues and challenges faced by the two countries.

He said, the meetings during his visit focused on enhancing cooperation to achieve stability and prosperity of both countries, depending on national aptitudes and rejecting sectarianism. He underlined his country’s interest in maintaining the Gulf security as an integral part of the Egyptian national security.

He said, the meeting with the Premier tackled bilateral relations and regional issues of joint interest.

He attached great significance to the talks held with his Bahraini counterpart, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, in the presence of the Egyptian Ambassador to Bahrain, Suha Al-Far.

He noted both countries’ keenness on reinforcing bilateral relations, emphasising that cooperation has witnessed a remarkable boost, following the joint committee meetings, as the two sides agreed to continue addressing issues faced by the region, including crises in Syria, Yemen and Iraq.