Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received today, Saturday, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, who paid a visit to Cairo.
Al-Sisi welcomed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed “to his second country, Egypt,” stressing “the appreciation and affection that Egypt, the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates, have in light of the historical relations and ties between the two brotherly countries, and the depth and strength of the solid strategic alliance between Egypt and the Emirates.”
According to the Emirati news agency, WAM, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed discussed with Sisi “deep-rooted fraternal relations and ways to develop various aspects of cooperation and joint work between the two countries in a way that achieves their mutual interests, in addition to the latest developments in regional and international issues and files of interest to the two countries.”
They also discussed “developments in the Corona pandemic in the two countries and the world, and the efforts made to limit its repercussions at various levels.”
WAM added: “Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed affirmed the UAE’s constant keenness to coordinate and consult with Egypt regarding regional files and crises and ways to deal with them.”
For his part, the spokesperson for the Presidency of Egypt said that Sisi indicated, During his talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, To “Egypt’s keenness to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation with the UAE in various fields, and intensifying the periodicity of holding bilateral meetings between senior officials from the two countries, periodically to coordinate vigorous and mutual coordination towards the successive developments currently taking place in the Middle East region and to enhance unity of ranks and joint Arab and Islamic action in confronting various Regional challenges. “
The spokesman for the Egyptian presidency continued: “For his part, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed expressed his sincere appreciation for the warm reception, stressing that his current visit to Egypt comes as a continuation of the close and distinguished relations that bind the two countries, government and people, and their common destiny and future, and in support of bilateral cooperation on all sides.” Asada “.
He added, “In this context, he praised Egypt’s pivotal and firm role as a basic pillar for security and stability in the region, and the great and qualitative development witnessed by the Egyptian-Emirati relations in the political, economic, security, and military fields and others, and the remarkable growth in the rate of trade exchange and the volume of investments, stressing the common eagerness to move forward towards Further deepening and developing those relations. “
The Spokesman stated that the meeting witnessed discussions on frameworks and prospects for joint cooperation between Egypt and the Emirates, where satisfaction was expressed for the level of cooperation and coordination existing between the two countries, with the importance of supporting and strengthening it for the benefit of the two brotherly countries and peoples, especially in the economic and investment fields, by optimizing all available opportunities to enhance Integration between them.
With regard to issues in the region, the discussions covered a number of the most prominent files on the regional arena. As well as the Renaissance Dam Where the discussions reflected a mutual understanding between the two sides regarding ways to deal with these files. It was agreed to continue making joint efforts in pursuit of political settlements to the existing crises in a number of countries in the region, restoring their national institutions and preserving their capabilities, especially by working to develop a comprehensive vision for the development of the system of joint Arab action, in order to ensure the strengthening of Arab capabilities to face the challenges facing The region and the growing threats to regional security.
In this context, it was agreed to maximize Egyptian-Emirati cooperation and coordination as a basic pillar to protect Arab national security, and to confront foreign interference in the sovereign affairs of the countries of the region, which led to fueling tensions, conflicts, and terrorist and extremist activities. The Egyptian President stressed in this context Egypt’s commitment to its steadfast stance towards Gulf security He rejected any practices that seek to destabilize it.