CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will head to the Saudi Arabia Sunday to discuss an Egyptian proposal to form an Arab Forces Alliance between Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Youm7 reported Thursday.
A anonymous Saudi source close to the Royal Diwan, said that talks are being conducted among Riyadh, Amman, and Cairo to form Arab forces and commandos in cooperation with the intelligence bodies of the concerned countries.
Sisi and King Salman bin Abdelaziz are expected to discuss the Arab Summit that will be held in Cairo in March.
King Abdullah of Jordan met Thursday with Sisi for few hours, discussing the regional and international relations.
In a brief visit in December to Egypt that lasted for few hours, Sisi met with King Abdullah II at the Cairo International Airport The two leaders discussed bilateral issues.
The meeting was followed by an expanded session between the delegations of the two states.
Both leaders highlighted the needs for global efforts to fight terrorism and the importance of correcting the image of Islam, he noted.
The Islamic State group (IS) killed Egyptian and Jordanian nationals in February, pushing both countries to move militarily against the militants in Syria and Libya.
Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive by the group in Syria over Jordanian participation in the U.S.–led military alliance strikes on alleged IS havens in Syria and Iraq.
On Feb. 15, a video was released showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by a Libyan branch of the Islamic State group, that said the killings were in revenge for the alleged torture of Egyptian women who had converted to Islam during the Mubarak regime.