His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness on the security and safety of the Gulf and the region, and the importance of joint action between the Gulf states and the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, to achieve the aspirations of our peoples for development and prosperity.
He assures the importance of the role of Egypt at the regional and international levels in supporting security and stability in the region.
This came during a press conference held by His Highness with his counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, and the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, after the joint ministerial meeting of Their Highnesses and Excellencies the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
His Highness pointed out that the meeting discussed the regional situation in the region, the historical Gulf-Egyptian relations and ways to develop them in all fields, and the most prominent files related to the region’s security, challenges, and how to find political solutions that preserve regional and international security and peace.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister stressed that this meeting indicates the continuation of the close relationship at the official and popular levels, which brings together the Arab Republic of Egypt and all the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, pointing out that the strategic relationship that brings together Egypt and the GCC countries is close and rooted for years and decades.
Shoukry expressed his aspiration that this consultative framework would contribute to the stability of the region, the stability of its peoples, the continuation of our joint ability, and the preservation of the capabilities of our peoples.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister also congratulated His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the Kingdom’s assumption of the presidency of the Cooperation Council during the coming period, wishing it all success and the Council all prosperity in taking care of the interests of the Gulf peoples.