CAIRO, Feb 27 (KUNA) -- Egypt's President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi praised the "closeness and exclusivity" of his country's relations with Kuwait during talks with its visiting Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Saturday.
Cairo is keen to develop its close and distinguished cooperation with Kuwait, he said, as both look to preserve domestic as well as regional security, stability and development, according to presidency spokesman Bassam Radi.
Egypt appreciates Kuwait's recent "sincere reconciliation efforts," and stands firmly behind endeavours that boost the solidarity and safeguard the national security of Arab nations, he added.
President Al-Sisi asked for his personal greetings to be conveyed to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as he congratulated the Kuwaiti government and people on their National Day.
This came in response to a written message from His Highness the Amir, which discussed deep-rooted bilateral relations, and means to support these ties, delivered by the visiting Kuwaiti foreign minister.
During the talks, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed said Kuwait is proud of the strong historical ties that exist with Egypt and its people.
Kuwait is keen to strengthen cooperation with Egypt through periodic consultation and coordination on various issues, the Egyptian statement quoted him as saying.
The minister praised Egypt's pivotal role in the region as a "pillar for security and stability" in the Arab world and its keenness to strengthen solidarity and encourage joint action amongst its nations.
The encounter was held in the presence of Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Egypt Mohammad Al-Thuwaikh. (end)