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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia have Red Sea deal

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An agreement to establish an entity for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden countries was reached by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia.

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The agreement aims to boost stability and increase investment opportunities in the above mentioned countries.

This came during the Consultative Ministerial Meeting of the African and Arab States bordering the Red Sea in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in which Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shourky participated.

In a press conference, Ahmed Hafez, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, referred that the meeting aimed to discuss ways of promoting cooperation between the African and Arab countries bordering the Red Sea.

Hafez pointed out that Egypt hosted the first Consultative Ministerial Meeting of the African and Arab States bordering the Red Sea on December 11 and 12, 2017, and will host the next meeting to resume discussions.

He added that Shoukry stressed the importance of promoting cooperation and economic integration among the countries bordering the Red Sea on the political, economic and cultural levels.


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