CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Tuesday with his Yemeni counterpart Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on the sidelines of their participation in the 4th Summit of Arab and South American countries held in Riyadh.
The meeting dealt with recent developments in Yemen and ways to solve the current crisis as well as the development of the Yemen peace talks in the Swiss city of Geneva expressing hope that the negotiations result in a solution to end the conflict in Yemen, said a presidential statement Tuesday.
The President of Yemen expressed his country’s “appreciation for Egypt’s support for the legitimate government,” and praised Egypt’s efforts to bring security and stability in the region.
Egypt is a member of a Saudi-lead coalition supporting the Hadi government with airstrikes, as Shiite forces have taken control of key cities in the country, including the capital Sanaa.
Sisi also met with his Sudanese counterpart President Omar al-Bashir and discussed ways to push forward the bilateral relations between Egypt and Sudan.
The Egyptian President also met with President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro and addressed ways to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries.
Heads of states and governments from the Middle East and Latin America regions arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday to participate in the summit which aims at boosting trade and policy coordination between the two regions.