Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received HRH King Hamad of Bahrain at Cairo Airport on April 26 for his two-day official visit to Egypt.
King Hamad and President Al-Sisi held talks session on Tuesday, during which the historical fraternal relations and the latest regional and international developments were reviewed, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Following the talk session, King Hamad chaired the Bahraini side and the Egyptian President chaired the Egyptian side in the second talk session.
King Hamad thanked the Egyptian President for his invitation to visit Egypt to hold talks on reinforcing the Bahraini-Egyptian relations and discussing the developments witnessed by the Arab region. He also expressed appreciation of the warm welcome and hospitality.
The two sides reviewed ways to promote the deep rooted bilateral relations in political, economic, commercial, military, defense, education, cultural and tourism areas in the interest of the two countries.
King Hamad reiterated Bahrain’s supportive stances toward Egypt and its people. He described Egypt as the cornerstone of stability and security for the Arab nation for its strategic weight in the region, noting its pivotal role at the regional and international levels.
He further hailed Egypt’s historical role in defending Arab and Islamic causes and its supportive role for maintaining stability and countering terrorism and extremism in the region.
The two sides stressed the importance of Arab solidarity to confront the threats and interference aimed at undermining security and stability in the Arab region.
Meanwhile, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant-General Dhiab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi met Egypt’s Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant-General Mahmoud Hegazy and discussed joint military cooperation, stressing strong relations binding the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Royal Bahrain Air Force Commander Air Vice-Marshal Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, BDF Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operation Brigadier Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala and other senior BDF Officers.
BNA also reported that Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) participated in the joint Bahraini-Egyptian Business Forum held in Cairo, as part of the official visit of King Hamad to Egypt.
BCCI, Ministry of industry, Commerce and Tourism and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) jointly organized the Forum.