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Kuwaiti minister: Brotherhood is a concern for Egypt and the Gulf

"The Muslim Brotherhood was a source of concern for Egypt and the Gulf states," the Anadolu agency reported the Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah saying yesterday.

Speaking on TV, Al-Sabah said: "The security portfolio is a major common concern for Egypt and Kuwait… the issue has been discussed thoroughly including mechanisms to deal with it."

"The Muslim Brotherhood is undoubtedly a source of worry for our brothers in Egypt and in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states," he said.

Yesterday, Egypt's President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi ended a two day visit to Kuwait during which he met with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad.

The minister remarked on the Egyptian-Qatari reconciliation efforts saying the issue was discussed at length between the two sides, recalling an initiative by the King of Saudi Arabia and the Emir of Kuwait.

In December, Egyptian-Qatari relations witnessed the most significant development since the tensions which erupted following the overthrowing of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

"Decades ago we were concerned about armies holding conventional weapons, but now we deal with terrorist groups, some of which are unknown," Sabah said

Kuwait supported Egypt both politically and financially after the army ousted Morsi.

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