According to a report by Reuters, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi said on Wednesday that, though Egypt doesn’t like to get involved in the foreign affairs of other countries, it is ready to send troops to the Gulf if it is asked.
At a briefing with Kuwaiti journalist Al Sissi “made it clear that Egypt will not hesitate to send forces to brotherly Gulf countries to defend them if they face any direct threat or aggression,” Reuters reported.
The President added that the security of the Gulf means the security of Egypt and that his army is for “all Arabs” and Egypt’s army is ready and willing to safeguard its “sisterly” Arab countries of they are faces with combating any aggression.
Though they have yet to send any ground troops to Yemen, Egypt has entered a Saudi-led coalition fighting in the embattled country.
On Libya, Al Sissi has said he will not interfere in their internal affairs, with the only exception being a response to a situation that happened when Daesh executed 21 Egyptian civilians.
Calling Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 the “first and most serious blow” to Arab unity, he emphasized the fact that the stability and security of besieged Arab countries was necessary for them to take an active role as members of an “Arab family”.
He continued by saying that the strength of Arab countries lies in Arab unity and Arab countries must stop offending each other, according to Reuters.
Al Sissi described the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 as the. “Arab people are now paying dearly the price of such act,” he said.
He underlined the need to provide all required help to crisis-ridden Arab countries to help them restore security, stability and retain their national institution to continue their active roles as members of the “Arab family” and must stop offending each other, Reuters reported.