Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Monday with Yemeni Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Mohammed Ali Al-Maqdashi, during his visit to Cairo.
President El-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s firm stance in supporting all efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, the Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson, Ambassador Bassam Rady said in a statement.
The President added that the aforementioned are the principles and bases of the Egyptian policy and that Egypt would not spare any effort to help Yemen attain those goals.
For his part, Maqdashi delivered the greetings of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, valuing cooperation ties between Egypt and Yemen in all sectors, particularly the military and security ones.
The Minister added that his country looks forward to continuous support by Egypt for political endeavors targeted at containing the situation in Yemen and ending its humanitarian crisis.
The Yemeni guest further hailed on Egypt’s influential and effective role in its regional and international surrounding in achieving security and stability in the Middle East region, Rady added.
His remarks were made in a meeting with Egypt’s Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki (photo). During their meeting, Maqdashi affirmed to Zaki his aspiration that the future period witnesses further cooperation in a way that achieves the joint interests of both sides, a statement by the Egyptian military spokesman read.
Maqdashi stressed his deep appreciation of the Egyptian Armed Forces’ efforts in all fields and Yemen’s keenness to boost military cooperation horizons with Egypt during the coming period.
In turn, Zaki voiced appreciation of the firm historic relations between the Egyptian and Yemeni armed forces. He also highlighted the consensus in the visions of the political leaderships of both countries toward supporting security and stability in the region. Zaki affirmed Egypt’s continuous endeavors to achieve stability in the sisterly Yemen.
The meeting discussed the latest developments at the regional and international levels as well as issues of mutual concern. This included transferring expertise and military cooperation between the two countries.
Chief-of-Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Mohamed Farid, a number of army Commanders from both countries as well as the Yemeni Ambassador in Cairo and the Yemeni Military Attaché attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Chief of the General Staff and Acting Commander of the Joint Forces Lieutenant-General Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azaima met in Riyadh Monday with Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed Sabri, accompanied by Yemeni Finance Minister Salem Saleh bin Brik and other members of the delegation.
The meeting comes within the framework of continuous coordination with the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, and the continuous support of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to achieve the desired goals and aspirations to support and restore the legitimate Yemeni government, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.