Sisi ap­pre­ci­ates Amir’s ef­forts to solve Gulf row: Spokesman

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled meets UN Ye­men en­voy in Cairo

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Egypt’s Pres­i­dent Ab­delfa­tah Al-Sisi has ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion of Kuwait’s good ef­forts led by His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, re­flect­ing keen­ness on boost­ing the Arab solidarity and con­sen­sus. Sisi made his re­marks on Mon­day dur­ing a meet­ing with the vis­it­ing Kuwaiti Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, Pres­i­den­tial Spokesman Alaa Yousef said in a state­ment.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Egypt’s For­eign Min­is­ter Sameh Shukri, and Kuwait’s As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for the Of­fice of the First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Dr Ah­mad Nasser AlMo­ham­mad Al-Sabah, and the Kuwaiti Am­bas­sador to Egypt Mo­ham­mad AlThuwaikh.

The Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent asked Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled to con­vey his greet­ings to His High­ness the Amir, highly ap­pre­ci­at­ing Kuwait’s “un­for­get­table” sup­port­ive stances by the side of Egyp­tian peo­ple. Egyp­tians will al­ways hold good and love sen­ti­ments to­wards the Kuwaiti peo­ple and His High­ness the Amir who rep­re­sents a ma­jor Arab value and wise lead­er­ship, said Sisi. He also af­firmed Cairo’s keen­ness on con­tin­u­ing con­sul­ta­tions and co­or­di­na­tion with Kuwait on var­i­ous re­gional and in­ter­na­tional is­sues of mu­tual in­ter­est.

Non-in­ter­fer­ence

The Egyp­tian for­eign pol­icy’s con­stants are based on sev­eral prin­ci­ples, in­clud­ing non­in­ter­fer­ence in the in­ter­nal af­fairs of any coun­try, and striv­ing to pre­serve the Arab na­tional se­cu­rity, as well as dis­al­low­ing in­ter­fer­ence in Egypt’s af­fairs, Sisi men­tioned. He also stressed the im­por­tance of stand­ing de­ci­sively against poli­cies that sup­port ter­ror­ism and foil­ing at­tempts to desta­bi­lize the Arab states or tam­per with peo­ple’s des­tinies. Mean­while, the Kuwaiti Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter con­veyed His High­ness the Amir’s re­gards to Al-Sisi, af­firm­ing his coun­try’s keen­ness on boost­ing ties with Egypt on all lev­els, said Yousef. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said Kuwait is look­ing for­ward to host­ing the Kuwaiti-Egyp­tian higher com­mit­tee’s meet­ing to dis­cuss ways of en­hanc­ing bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion. He reaf­firmed his coun­try’s keen­ness on Egypt’s se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity, not­ing that the Arab North African coun­try is a pil­lar of sta­bil­ity in the Arab re­gion, and that Kuwait is to con­tinue in­ten­sive co­or­di­na­tion and con­sul­ta­tions with Cairo in the forth­com­ing pe­riod. The two sides dis­cussed a num­ber of re­gional is­sues, notably the on­go­ing dis­pute be­tween Qatar and a num­ber of Arab coun­tries, the Pres­i­den­tial spokesman noted, adding that Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled pointed out that Kuwait’s ef­forts aim at solv­ing the cri­sis and pre­serv­ing the unity of Arab states.

Ye­men

Sep­a­rately, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also met with the UN spe­cial en­voy for Ye­men Is­mail Ould Sheikh Ah­mad. Dur­ing the meet­ing, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled re­it­er­ated Kuwait’s sup­port to the UN en­voy’s ef­forts to con­clude a so­lu­tion to the Ye­meni cri­sis. The en­voy, mean­while, re­viewed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments on the Ye­meni scene. The meet­ing was at­tended by As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for the Of­fice of the First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Dr Ah­mad Nasser AlMo­ham­mad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti Am­bas­sador to Egypt Mo­ham­mad Al-Thuwaikh, As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for the Arab World Af­fairs Am­bas­sador Aziz Al-Dai­hani, Kuwait’s Per­ma­nent Del­e­gate to the Arab League Am­bas­sador Ah­mad Al-Bakr, and se­nior of­fi­cials from the Kuwaiti for­eign min­istry. — KUNA

—KUNA

CAIRO: Kuwait’s Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah meets with Egypt’s Pres­i­dent Ab­delfa­tah Al-Sisi in Cairo on Mon­day.

Kuwait’s Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlSabah meets with the UN spe­cial en­voy for Ye­men Is­mail Ould Sheikh Ah­mad.

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