Egypt and Saudi Arabia issued a joint statement on Tuesday at the end of a three-day visit paid by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to Cairo.
According to the statement, the two leaders expressed their satisfaction with the level of cooperation and coordination between the two brotherly countries and pressed for promoting bilateral relations at all levels to serve interests of the two countries’ peoples.
They also stressed the need for making use of available investment opportunities and stepping up joint efforts to face common challenges.
President Sisi and the visiting Saudi crown prince also tackled issues of mutual concern at the regional and international levels, as well as means to promote security and stability in the Middle East region and the world.
The two leaders voiced determination to stand up to threats of terrorism and extremism and called for drying up funding resources of terrorist groups.
They also touched on means of maintaining Arab national security and protecting sovereignty of Arab states.
They reiterated their countries’ support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to have an independent Palestinian state and urged a political settlement for the Syrian crisis based on UN resolutions.
In addition, the two sides called for finding a peaceful solution for the Yemeni crisis and reiterated rejection of Iran’s interference in the domestic affairs of Arab countries.
Moreover, they stressed their support for the political approach adopted by the UN to defuse the Libyan crisis.
The Egyptian side condemned the Houthi ballistic missile against Saudi Arabia and voiced solidarity with the kingdom to face any threat to its security.
The Saudi side, meanwhile, expressed support for the ongoing “Sinai 2018” military operation aimed to eradicate terrorism in North Sinai. (MENA)