Egypt's El Sisi and Bahrain's King Hamad discuss regional security on Cairo visit

Egyptian president renews commitment to Gulf security

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Bahrain’s King Hamad met on Thursday at the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, where Cairo renewed its commitment to the security of the Gulf region.

“The president has emphasised Egypt’s continuing commitment to its constant position on the security of the Gulf and its rejection of practices that strive to destabilise it,” the Egyptian president's office said.

The two leaders also discussed the situation in Libya, where presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for December aim to end a decade of turmoil.

Mr El Sisi and King Hamad also discussed Afghanistan, where the Taliban have returned to power 20 years after their regime was toppled by a US-led coalition.

Updated: September 17th 2021, 7:40 AM