Egypt plays pivotal role in the region - Yemeni PM

Sunday 14-08-2016 02:26 PM

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, REUTERS

CAIRO, Aug 14 (Aswat Masriya) – Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Dagher underlined Egypt’s pivotal role and status in the region during his visit to Cairo on Sunday.

The Yemeni prime minister arrived in Cairo for bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sherif Ismail.

According to a statement by Egypt's cabinet, a meeting is scheduled to take place, where the two prime ministers will discuss means for boosting bilateral ties between the two Arab countries.

Bin Dagher said the visit holds great importance due to the development of events in his country as well as the whole region, according to state-run MENA news agency.

He added that he’ll inform Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi about the latest developments regarding the crisis in Yemen and will deliver him a message from Yemen President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

“We are keen to discuss ways of activating relations with the Egyptian government through holding talks with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and working on developing joint cooperation in all fields to serve the strategic interests of both countries,” Bin Dagher added.

Egypt is a member of the Saudi-led military coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 in support of the country's government against a Houthi rebel group.

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