MANAMA, Bahrain- Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, today paid a visit to the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, at his residence at the Gudaibiya Palace.

King Hamad and President El-Sisi exchanged cordial talks, and reviewed the solid brotherly bilateral ties, as well as, the steps to be taken to develop the framework of cooperation between the two countries.

The two leaders stressed the importance of continuous joint consultation and coordination for the best interests of the two countries and their peoples. They also discussed regional and Arab issues of mutual interest.

King Hamad lauded the Egyptian President’s fruitful visit to his second country, Bahrain, noting that, the visit aims to strengthen bilateral ties.

The King stressed that Egypt has been, and will remain the essential pillar of Arab and regional security, and that its strength is the strength of all Arab countries.

The Egyptian president expressed thanks and appreciation to King Hamad for the gracious welcome and hospitality accorded to him throughout the visit. President el-Sisi lauded the King’s role and keenness to enhance bilateral relations towards outstanding levels, praising Bahrain’s stances in support of Egypt.

He wished Bahrain and its people ever-lasting progress and prosperity, under the King’s leadership.

President el-Sisi and his accompanying delegation left the kingdom today, wrapping up his official visit to Bahrain.