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Saudi Arabia and Egypt to work for Joint Arab Force

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(Cairo-AlummahWorld, Shawwal 15, 1436, July 31, 2015) Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Thursday agreed to work for a joint Arab force. The two countries will also enhance their cooperation and investments in energy, electricity grid connection and transport areas.

A joint communique issued here, after a meeting between Deputy Crown Prince Muhamad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, said both sides would exert efforts to achieve economic integration and work to make them a key focus of the world trade movement. According to SPA, they also agreed to intensify Saudi and Egyptian mutual investments to launch joint projects.

The communique laid stress of both countries to enhance the political, cultural and media cooperation between them to achieve the desired objectives in the light of the common interests of the two countries and the two brotherly peoples, and meet different challenges and threats posed by vested interests. The two sides also decided to work for delimitation of the maritime boundary between the two countries.

The talks between Prince Muhammad and President El-Sisi covered developments in the region. The two sides stressed their keenness to exert all efforts to promote security and stability in the region and work together to protect Arab national security, and reject attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

They also discussed overall bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to further enhance them in all fields. 

The two allies, who are partners in the kingdom-led coalition striking Houthi militias in Yemen, are the “wings of Arab security,” Sisi told graduates of the military academy.
Sisi added that the deputy crown prince’s presence at the ceremony sent a “strong message” of cooperation to their people. “You will not see us but together,” state-owned paper al-Ahram reported him as saying.