Gulf countries, Egypt have ‘strategic’ and ‘historical’ relationship: Al-Hajraf zzz1


The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Egypt have a “strategic” and “historical” relationship, the council’s Secretary-General Nayef bin Falah al-Hajraf said on Sunday during a joint press conference with Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry.

Countries in the region must respect the sovereignty of their neighboring Arab countries, al-Hajraf added.

The GCC supports Egypt in the conflict with Ethiopia about the Renaissance Dam, he said.

The secretary-general reiterated that the council supports the establishment of a Palestinian state and the return of Palestinian refugees to their home country.

He also added that Iran’s intervention in Yemen through the Houthi militia must be stopped.

Yemen’s stability plays a big role in the region’s stability, he said.

For his part, Shoukry reiterated that Egypt and the Gulf countries have the same strategic path in the region, and said that his country rejects any interference in the affairs of Arab countries.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a press conference in Cairo. (File photo: Reuters)

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