“Cairo Declaration” Boosts Cooperation Between Egypt, Saudi Arabia – FM

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Thursday that the Cairo Declaration would boost cooperation and integration between Egypt and Saudi Arabia to lead the Arab and Muslim worlds to a safe side.

Shoukry made the remarks during a press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir at the presidential palace in Cairo.

Al-Jubeir’s visit to Cairo is part of efforts to keep both sides connected on issues of mutual interest, Shoukry told reporters, adding that their meeting took up ties and regional challenges.

President Sisi asserted the necessity that the two sides should maintain unity in face of common challenges to maintain security of Arab states, Shoukry said.

Under the declaration, both sides agreed on realizing economic integration, intensifying investments, enhancing cultural cooperation and delimiting maritime boundary between the two Arab states.

According to the minister, the coming period would witness more communication to get common targets realized.

In the meantime, the Saudi minister said Riyadh is looking forward to maintaining historic and strategic relations with Cairo.

A meeting held by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad Bin Salman on Thursday laid the foundations of cooperation, al-Jubeir said.

A new mechanism was adopted to take up the strategic ties up to a new level, the Saudi minister said, adding that cooperation would be enhanced in the domains of energy, culture and military.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia are the wings of the Muslim world who shoulder the responsibility of serving peoples in face of hostility, the minister said.