Egyptian-Emirati ties are a model to be copied: Sisi


Abdel Fattah Al Sisi holds talks with Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed in Cairo on Sunday. WAM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has received Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.

Sisi wished the UAE further progress, prosperity and development under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, stressing the keenness of the Arab Republic of Egypt to enhance joint Arab cooperation and continue coordination and consultation with brotherly Arab nations to face the current regional and international challenges.

He emphasised on the UAE’s central role in achieving peace, stability and development in the region.

“Egypt is proud of the long-standing relations with the United Arab Emirates, which are witnessing steady growth and continuous development across various fields,” Sisi added.

The meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two nations at various levels. The latest regional developments and issues of interest were reviewed, with the two sides stressing the importance of continuing coordination to consolidate the foundations of peace and stability in the region and the world.

The Egyptian President conveyed his greetings to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, and his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the Emirates.

“Egyptian-Emirati ties are a model to be copied for how relations between brotherly countries should look like. They span over 50 years of fraternity and love that unite the two nations and their peoples, in continuation of the approach adopted by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and that was followed by the wise leadership of the UAE,” Sisi added, noting that the two nations share common views toward various regional and international issues.

During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah conveyed to the Egyptian president the greetings of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and his wishes of further progress and prosperity to Egypt.

He affirmed his keenness to strengthen and consolidate the close relations between the two countries to promote security, stability and development in the region.

The UAE top diplomat underscored the importance of the UAE-Egypt relations which, he said, are getting increasingly stronger thanks to the support of their leadership. He hailed the pivotal role played by Egypt in laying the foundation of peace and stability in the region, especially under the current circumstances the world is going through, and which require more cooperation, consultation and coordination to address the current common regional and global challenges.

The meeting was attended by Maryam Khalifa Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Mohamed Hassan Al-Suwaidi, CEO and Managing Director of ADQ Holding Company.

Earlier in June, General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, met today General Mohamed Zaki, Minister of Defence and Military Production, as part of his official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The two top brass discussed an array of the current regional and global issues of mutual interest and their impact on security and stability in the Middle East region. They also explored ways of strengthening military cooperation between the two countries.

Lt. General Hamad Al Rumaithi also had discussions with Lieutenant General Osama Askar, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, on topics of interest for both countries with a focus on military aspects.

On the other hand, ministers from the UAE, Egypt and Jordan have met for the first time since the signing of the Industrial partnership for Sustainable Economic Growth last week, to discuss a roadmap for implementing initiatives related to the new partnership.

The tripartite higher committee meeting was attended by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Dr. Nevein Gamea, Egyptian Minister of Industry and Trade; and Yousef Al Shamali, Jordan’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply.



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