Egypt, Saudi Arabia emphasize bilateral cooperation and solving Libyan crisis

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan discussed today with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the solution of the Libyan crisis, during a visit by the Saudi Foreign Minister to Egypt.

On Monday, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Twitter that the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, received the Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan, at the Federal Palace.

At the joint press conference between Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, and his Saudi counterpart, Shoukry said that the talks dealt with a single meeting and then a meeting with delegations, and touched on bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Shoukri expressed his aspiration for the continuation of coordination with Saudi Arabia for the benefit of the region.

For his part, Farhan said that he conveyed the greetings of the Saudi monarch to President Al-Sisi, and that his talks with Shoukri dealt with full coordination with Egypt in order to reach new levels of integration and cooperation, and work to solve Arab problems.

He revealed that the talks touched on Libya, stressing Riyadh's support to keep Libya away from foreign interference, and supporting everything that would maintain Egyptian national security.

Earlier, Shoukri received his Saudi counterpart at the Tahrir Palace.

Prior to the talks, the Middle East News Agency said: The two sides will discuss means of mutual support and cooperation between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in facing all threats to their security and stability.

The region faces threats resulting from foreign presence and interference in the affairs of a number of Arab countries.


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