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Sisi, Bahraini king talk fostering cooperation, laud Riyadh agreement

CAIRO – 8 November 2019: Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa hailed his country's strong relations with Egypt and the developmental progress Egypt is witnessing, in a meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Thursday in Cairo, the Presidency said.
President Sisi and King Hamad praised the agreement reached between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Riyadh under the patronage of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the support of the Emirati government and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.
The king affirmed Bahrain's keenness to continue developing and enhancing bilateral cooperation in various fields, in a way that meets the common interests of the peoples of the two sisterly countries, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
King Hamad praised Egypt's pioneering developmental progress, which helped achieve qualitative accomplishments in various sectors under President Sisi. He expressed his appreciation for Egypt's consistent and supportive stances and its outstanding contributions over the decades to support the path of development in Bahrain.
The king also praised Egypt's historical role to protect the Arab national security, defend Arab causes and interests, and enhance peace, security and stability in the Middle East.
The two sides reviewed the latest regional developments. President Sisi stressed Egypt's firm stance towards the security of the Arab Gulf region as an integral part of Egypt's national security.
They also touched on a number of crises experienced by some Arab countries, and reviewed efforts to counter terrorism and extremist ideology as well as foreign interference. They agreed to support efforts to find political solutions to the various crises in the region.