MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday praised the steady growth in ties between Bahrain and Egypt.
He also underlined the role played by Egypt, led by President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, in defending Arab security as he met Egyptian House of Representatives Speaker Dr Ali Abdel-Aal at Sakhir Palace.
Dr Ali Abdel-Aal and the accompanying delegation is visiting Bahrain at the invitation of Bahrain’s parliament.
The King said the visit mirrors strong and special bilateral relations between the two countries.
He also hailed parliamentary ties and exchange of expertise, which contributes to developing the democratic process in both countries.
His Majesty underlined Bahrain’s legislative strides, stressing the kingdom’s success in building a developed and viable parliamentary process through the bicameral system.
Dr Abdel-Aal reiterated Egypt’s support for Bahrain’s security.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, during a separate meeting with the Egyptian official, stressed the need for the two countries to strengthen their unified stand against threats to Arab causes.
He also praised Egypt for backing measures taken by Bahrain against attempts targeting its security.
HRH the Premier welcomed the delegation’s visit, which reflects the deep-rooted ties binding the two countries.
The Egyptian official reiterated his country’s determination to stand by Bahrain against attempts to undermine its security.
The Premier praised Egypt’s and President Al Sisi’s role in defending Arab and Islamic causes.
He stressed that Egypt’s stability represents the Arab nation’s stability.
The Premier paid tribute to the Egyptian community in Bahrain, which has contributed to the country’s development.