Apr. 27, 2016 11:15
CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi granted Monarch of the State of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Order of the Nile, the highest state’s honor, Tuesday.
“President Sisi decorated His Majesty King Hamad with the Order of the Nile, Egypt’s highest state honor in appreciation of the historic and longstanding relations between the two countries in addition to the honorable positions of His Majesty King Hamad in support of Egypt.,” said Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef.
Both leaders held cooperation bilateral meetings and then held a news conference after witnessing the ceremony of signing 19 deals and memoranda of Understandings.
“The President reiterated Egypt’s unequivocal commitment to the security and stability of the Arab Gulf region, stressing that the security of the Gulf is an integral part of Egypt’s security and that Egypt stands by its brothers in Bahrain and the Gulf in the face of any regional or external threats,” Youssef continued.
The visit aims to boost bilateral relations, particularly in the economic field, Bahraini ambassador to Cairo Rashid bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa was quoted by Egypt’s state-owned MENA news agency.
Sheikh Hamad visited Egypt in March 2015 when he headed a delegation in Sharm al Sheikh Economic Conference. He also attended the inauguration of the new Suez Canal in August 2015.
The investment volume of Bahrain in Egypt reached $955 million Aug. 31, 2015, according to a report issued from the General Authority for Investments and Free Zones.