Egypt president Sisi in UAE for bilateral, regional talks

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Egypt president Sisi in UAE for bilateral, regional talks

Abu Dhabi - His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and El Sisi discussed bilateral ties, Syria, Yemen and terrorism among other issues.

By Wam

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Published: Tue 27 Oct 2015, 6:13 PM

Last updated: Wed 28 Oct 2015, 2:16 AM

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today held talks with visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi about fraternal bilateral ties and a variety of regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Shaikh Mohamed and President El Sisi discussed the state of affairs of the brotherly bilateral ties and joint strategic co-operation in various domains within the context of the two countries' commitment to further solidify them for mutual interests, national news agency Wam reported today.
The two sides also reviewed prospects of joint co-operation and co-ordination on issues of interest to them in political, economic and development fields, which were witnessing increasing growth.
In this respect, the two sides affirmed their sincere desire to consolidate the strategic partnerships between them, noting their strength, dynamism and significance at this delicate chapter of the region's history.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said, ''The UAE, led by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, underscores its firm, supportive position to Egypt in order to maintain its security and stability and spur its economic and developmental growth.'' President El Sisi expressed his gratitude to the UAE for the constructive role it plays in backing Egypt and for its honourable standing beside the Egyptian people, for supporting economic and developmental fields, which fuels the engine of growth and bolsters stability.
He wished further progress and development to UAE-Egypt's ties.
The Egyptian president emphasised Egypt's commitment to safeguard security and stability of the UAE and GCC countries and to stand with them in confronting challenges they may face.
Syria
With regards to the Syrian crisis, the two leaders stressed the need for concerted coordination with regional and international powers to end the crisis through political solutions that safeguard security and safety of a united Syria and protect its national institutions in a way that realises aspirations of the Syrian people and supports its national will and choices. The two sides also reaffirmed the importance of strengthening channels of communication, co-operation and dialogue with the international community so as to reach common solutions to various regional and international challenges and issues.
Yemen
As far as Yemen is concerned, the two sides discussed the role of the Arab Coalition's ''Operation Restoring Hope'' to support the legitimate government in Yemen and confront security challenges that threaten the region as well as achievements made by the Coalition on the ground including protection of navigation routes in Bab Al Mandab, a development which will encourage and ensure free movement of international trade.
Palestine and Libya
As they reviewed the latest situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, the two sides affirmed the importance of protecting the Palestinian people from the systematic Israeli aggressions.
On Libya, Shaikh Mohamed and President El Sisi discussed efforts being made by the United Nations to find a peaceful settlement to the crisis.
The UAE and Egypt also underscored the need for continuing efforts aimed at enforcing Arab solidarity and co-operation so as to address and confront challenges facing the Arab region, protect its capabilities, counter extremism, violence and terrorist organisations and extremist groups that seek undermine pillars of security, peace and stability of countries and their national institutions.
Present from the Egyptian side were Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Foreign Minister, and Ashraf Salman, Minister of Investment, along with a number of senior officials.



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