CAIRO: Egypt’s President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi praised yesterday Kuwait’s “rational” policies in handling challenges facing Arab countries, likening the security of the Gulf region to Egypt’s. This came as the president received a letter from HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, delivered to him by Kuwait’s Foreign Minister and Acting Information Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, his spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement.
HH the Amir’s message affirmed his government and people’s pride in the strong historical ties that bind both countries and their people and Kuwait’s keenness to boost cooperation with Egypt, particularly in line with efforts to maintain peace and security on a regional scale.
The Egyptian president requested to convey his greetings to HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf, stressing Egypt’s keenness to develop close and distinguished bilateral cooperation. He also expressed keenness to exchange expertise in light of the two countries’ sustainable development plans.
The Kuwaiti foreign minister praised Cairo’s pivotal role in asserting security and stability in the region and its historical role with regards to Kuwait. He mentioned the “constructive influence” of the Egyptian community within the Kuwaiti society, who he said, “live side by side with their Kuwaiti brothers”. Alongside bilateral relations, the talks also discussed developments in Iraq and Syria, according to the spokesman. —KUNA