March 28, 2015 / 10:19 AM / in 3 years

Egypt's Sisi backs unified Arab force to confront regional threats

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit on Saturday that Cairo backed calls for a unified Arab force to confront regional security threats.

Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) greets Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi upon his arrival at Sharm al-Sheikh March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout via Reuters

Sisi also said Egypt’s participation in a military campaign against Shi‘ite Houthi militias in Yemen, which has been led by Saudi Arabia, aimed to “preserve Yemen’s unity and the peace of its territories.”

Reporting by Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Michael Georgy and Toby Chopra

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