On Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi reiterated his country’s determination to develop partnership between Arab countries and the United States. This came during his speech at the Jeddah Summit for Security and Development, in the presence of US President Joe Biden.
The Egyptian president said that global crises have increased and threaten the spread of terrorism, and that our countries must make real contributions to confronting crises.
He added that conflicts and civil wars in the region must be put to an end, noting that “Egypt is open to pursuing peace policies to resolve all conflicts,” proposing a 5-point plan to confront the region’s crises.
Al-Sisi touched on the Palestinian issue, pointing out that an independent Palestinian state must be established on the 1967 borders, noting that reviving the peace process is not enough, but rather a final and irreversible solution must be reached.
Al-Sisi said that we must continue to confront the forces of terrorism that enjoy the support of external forces, and there is no place for militias or their supporters who provide them with money and weapons.
He also stressed that Arab security is an integral whole to confront any dangers, adding, “We support the region being free of weapons of mass destruction.”
Al-Sisi noted that the laws that maintain water security must be reformulated, noting that the Arab region and Africa are the most affected by climate change.
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Earlier, US President Biden held separate bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit that brought together the United States, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan, where he met the Egyptian president.
The official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, Ambassador Bassam Rady, stated that the US President welcomed his first meeting with Sisi, stressing the aspiration of the US administration to activate the frameworks of joint bilateral cooperation, and to enhance coordination and strategic consultation between the two friendly countries and to develop it during the next stage, especially in light of the pivotal Egyptian role in the Middle East. .
Sisi, for his part, welcomed the meeting with the US President for the first time, stressing Egypt’s keenness to strengthen and strengthen the distinguished partnership relations between the two friendly countries, noting the importance of the role of that partnership in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East, and Egypt’s aspiration for further coordination and consultation with the United States on various regional issues.
The official spokesman explained that the meeting dealt with a review of aspects of bilateral cooperation between Egypt and the United States, in several areas, especially in the field of how to confront the repercussions of the global conditions related to the food crisis and disruption of energy supplies. A number of regional files and issues were also discussed during the meeting. Al-Sisi affirmed the firm Egyptian position based on the need to strengthen the pillars of countries in crises and strengthen their national institutions, in order to end the suffering of their people and preserve their capabilities.
They also discussed the Palestinian issue and ways to revive the peace process, where Sisi affirmed Egypt’s firm position towards the Palestinian issue and the importance of reaching a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of their independent state according to international references, expressing Egypt’s keenness to cooperate with the United States to discuss ways to revive and advance The process of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, while the US President expressed his deep appreciation to the US administration towards the extended Egyptian efforts to establish peace in the region, in addition to its key role in the truce between the Palestinian and Israeli sides and the initiatives for the reconstruction of Gaza.
The developments of the Renaissance Dam issue were also discussed, where Sisi affirmed Egypt’s firm position on the necessity of reaching a binding legal agreement for the process of filling and operating the dam, in a manner that preserves Egyptian water security and achieves the common interests of the three countries.
On Saturday morning, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate in the “Jeddah Summit”, which… It will bring together the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United States of AmericaHe was received by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Prior to Sisi’s departure from Cairo, the presidential spokesperson, Ambassador Bassam Radi, stated that the president’s participation in the Jeddah summit comes within the framework of Egypt’s keenness to develop partnership between Arab countries and the United States of America in a way that meets the aspirations and interests of current and future generations of peoples in the region.
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It also enhances joint efforts to confront regional and global challenges, as well as consultation and coordination on endeavors to maintain regional and international security and stability, as well as strengthening and developing distinguished historical relations with all countries participating in the summit.
The Spokesman added that President Sisi will hold a number of bilateral meetings with the leaders participating in the Jeddah Summit in order to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations with them, as well as discuss the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.
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