Bahrain-Egypt links boosted
Cairo, November 1, 2011
Bahrain and Egypt relations are poised to witness a major boost as the two countries discussed ways of promoting economic, trade, cultural and military co-operation, in addition to information technology.
Joint Bahraini-Egyptian Commissions will be set up to serve as driving engines, His Majesty King Hamad said as he held talks with Supreme Council of the Armed Forces head field marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi at the Defence Ministry.
The King paid tribute to Egypt for supporting Bahrain, reaffirming strong historic relations based on fraternity, co-operation and solidarity.
His Majesty hailed Egypt's pivotal role in cementing pan-Arab solidarity and backing GCC states to achieve security and stability.
"Egypt has always played a pioneering role all through its deep-rooted history. Egyptian revolutions have always been a source of inspiration for Arab people. We all benefited from their positive lessons," he said.
His Majesty stressed the importance of Egypt's stability - describing it as a cornerstone to ensure stability across the region.
"Egypt was among the first countries to support Bahrain's development programme and promote modern education since it was first introduced in 1919," he said, lauding its crucial role in promoting Arab culture.
He expressed confidence in marshal Tantawi's ability to guide Egypt through this defining moment of its history, hailing his dedication to ensure the country's stability and progress.
The two leaders discussed bilateral, Arab and international developments, issues of mutual interest and the Middle East peace process. – TradeArabia News Service