His Majesty in talks with President Al Sisi
Bahrain King backs call to help Egypt
Cairo, June 9, 2014
Bahrain has backed a worldwide call to convene a donor conference to help Egypt overcome its economic crisis.
His Majesty King Hamad voiced the stance as he attended the inauguration of new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. He was received on arrival at Al Ittihadiya Palace by interim President Adly Mansour, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
His Majesty congratulated President Al Sisi, wishing him success in achieving development, progress and prosperity for his people.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had called for a donor conference for Egypt the day President Al Sisi was officially declared winner.
In a statement yesterday, His Majesty stressed Bahrain's stance in support of Egypt in all circumstances.
"In Bahrain, we have a special interest in our deep-rooted historic relations with Egypt and its people," he said.
He expressed his delight at attending the inauguration and sharing with the Egyptian people their joy at this defining moment of their country's history.
A 21-gun salute greeted President Al Sisi as he arrived at the presidential palace after being sworn in. He welcomed local and foreign dignitaries, including His Majesty, the King of Jordan, the Amir of Kuwait and the Crown Princes of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
His Majesty yesterday (June 8) attended a lunch hosted at Al Ittihadiya Palace in honour of Arab leaders and representatives of foreign countries who attended the inauguration.
The King later returned to Bahrain. - TradeArabia News Service