Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed brotherly relations and means to enhance coordination, in addition to a number of regional and international issues of common concern.
Sisi received the Abu Dhabi crown prince and his accompanying delegation on Tuesday in Cairo. The two sides reviewed opportunities to promote and develop bilateral cooperation in various political, developmental, economic and investment fields. They also touched on latest regional and international developments.
The Egyptian president underlined his country’s keenness to bolster cooperation with the UAE in various areas, praising the strong strategic relations between the two countries, which he described as an ideal model for constructive cooperation between the Arab countries.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for his part, said: “The most important foundations on which the UAE-Egypt relations are based are trust, mutual respect and solidarity, as well as consensus on regional matters, in addition to common concern over the security, stability and development” of the two countries.
He also underlined that joint action and coordination between the two sides as a key pillar in fortifying the region and facing challenges and risks, especially in the wake of rapid changes and developments that require constant coordination and consultation between Arab countries.
Spokesman for the Egyptian presidency Ambassador Bassam Radi said that Sheikh Mohammed, during the meeting, expressed his country’s pride in the historical and strategic relations between the two countries, stressing that the Egyptian-UAE relations were based on reciprocal respect, mutual interest and solidarity, as well as their joint endeavor to consolidate security and stability in the region and promote comprehensive development.