CAIRO, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Egypt strongly condemned the recent drone attacks launched by Yemen's Houthi group against Saudi Arabia's southern airports of Abha and Jazan, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
"Egypt reiterates its full support for the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against such brutal attacks and attempts to undermine its security and stability," the statement said.
Yemen's Houthi group said that they launched drone attacks on the two Saudi airports on Saturday evening according to the group's media.
The Egyptian statement also stressed Egypt's support for all the measures taken by the kingdom to deter such "terrorist attacks" and ensure the protection of civilians.
The Egyptian leadership under President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi considers Saudi Arabia a key regional ally.
The kingdom has been leading an anti-Houthi military coalition since March 2015 in support of Yemen's internationally-recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi overthrown by the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels.