Bahrain’s Emir, Egypt’s President Hold Talks in Sharm el-Sheikh
Bahrain’s Emir Sheikh Hamad al-Khalifa met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh Wednesday for bilateral and regional talks, said reports.
The emir arrived in Egypt Wednesday and is due to leave Friday, reported the Gulf Daily.
Talks between the two leaders tackled ways of strengthening bilateral ties especially in the fields of industry and trade, said the Daily, adding that both leaders also discussed the peace process in the Middle East.
“Bahrain is looking forward to a new era of ties with Egypt,” said Sheikh Hamad at the end of his meeting with Mubarak.
He added that his country hoped that the joint economic, investment, trade and cultural agreements signed between the two countries would lead to increased bilateral co-operation.
The emir, said the paper, hailed Mubarak’s role in serving the Arab and Islamic nations and in pushing forward the Middle East peace process so that a just and comprehensive regional settlement could be reached.
For his part, Mubarak congratulated Shiekh Hamad on the success of the popular referendum on the National Action Charter and the steps taken to introduce democracy – Albawaba.com