Shoukry discusses Arab National Security issues with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman
CAIRO –14 November 2017: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Tuesday the challenges which the kingdom faces, confirming Egypt’s stance towards the Kingdom and its leadership.
Shoukry delivered a verbal message from President al-Sisi to Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
During the meeting, they discussing the latest developments in the Arab region and ways of enhancing Arab solidarity and cooperation, stressing the importance of providing a common Arab vision to face regional threats.
Our region has reached a critical phase and we must save the security and stability of Arab national security through cooperation and coordination between Arab states, expressed the official statement issued by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid.
Shoukry strongly condemned the latest Houthi missile attack against Riyadh as well as the terrorist explosion in Bahrain, which took place last week.
The Qatar diplomatic crisis and the escalations in Lebanon were the major topics discussed by Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman during their meeting.
Shoukry confirmed that Egypt is looking for more coordination and discussion during the next phase to face the challenges that threaten Arab national security, added the statement.
Shoukry also held talks with his Saudi counterpart Adel al Jubeir in Riyadh about the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, confirming the kingdom’s respect for Egypt’s effort, praising the negotiation talks between the two countries The talks come within Shoukry’s current tour of a number of Arab countries, including Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, concluding with his visit to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman met on Wednesday with Palestinian President Mamoud Abbas, reviewing the developments on Palestine.