“Cairo Declaration” Eyes Further Cooperation Between Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Egypt and Saudi Arabia affirmed keenness on exerting more efforts to promote security and stability in the region.

They also agreed to work together to protect the Arab national security and reject all attempts to meddle in the internal affairs of the Arab countries.

The two sides issued “Cairo Declaration” at the end of talks between Egyptian officials including President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, who is also the second deputy premier and minister of defense, in Cairo on Wednesday.

Sisi held a meeting with the Saudi deputy crown prince, who conveyed the greetings of Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef to the Egyptian president.

The talks took up ways of boosting bilateral ties in the various fields along with e latest regional developments.

They affirmed keenness on exerting efforts to promote security and stability in the region and work to protect the Arab national security.

Upon directives by the Egyptian president and the Saudi king, Egypt and Saudi Arabia agreed to set a number of mechanisms in several spheres, including promoting military cooperation, working on establishing joint Arab force and carrying out investments in fields of energy, electricity grid and electricity.

They also agreed to attain economic integration between the two sides and beef up exchanged investments between Egypt and Saudi Arabia with the aim of launching joint projects.

An agreement was also reached to strengthen political, cultural and media cooperation between the two sides to attain the required goals in light of the joint interest of the two countries.