Mohamed bin Zayed, El Sisi review regional, international issues

Mohamed bin Zayed, El Sisi review regional, international issues

Alexandria - UAE's support for the Arab Republic of Egypt has been a mainstay of the country's foreign policy.



By Wam

Published: Wed 27 Mar 2019, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 16 Feb 2020, 8:23 PM

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Egypt's President Abdul Fatah El Sisi on Wednesday discussed a number of regional and international issues of common interest in light of the brotherly and longstanding bilateral relations.
This came during the talks between the two leaders at Ras El Tin Palace in Alexandria, where they explored ways of further accelerating cooperation at political, economic and developmental fronts.
Challenges faced by a number of Arab countries and the efforts being made to strengthen pan-Arab cooperation to safeguard regional stability and protect national gains were thrashed out during the meeting.
"The UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is attaching a central importance to consolidating the brotherly relations with Egypt to the higher good of peoples of the region," Sheikh Mohamed said.
"UAE's support for the Arab Republic of Egypt has been a mainstay of the country's foreign policy since late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who was aware of the pivotal role and historical and political leverage of Egypt and was cognizant of the fact that Egypt's stability is fundamental to the security of all Arab nations," Sheikh Mohamed added.
"UAE's supportive stance of Egypt continued to strengthen under the leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan," the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince added, noting the UAE leadership's determination to bolster the developmental drive and stability-oriented efforts being made by Egypt.
He expressed support for Egyptian president and his keenness to continue to accelerate bilateral relations at all levels.
For his part, the President El Sisi expressed appreciation for the unrelenting support provided by the UAE under President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa for Egypt under all circumstances, reaffirming his country' keenness to continue to expand bilateral relations at all fronts.
Both sides called for intensifying regional and international efforts to root out the scourge of terrorism and extremism and to expose the evil powers that foment terrorism through their media and political outlets.
They reiterated their adherence to the promotion of the values of peaceful coexistence and tolerance as the solid basis for regional prosperity, stability and progress.
Attending the meeting were Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council; Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court; Jumaa Mubarak Al-Junaibi; Sultan Rashid Al Shamsi, Executive Director at Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court; and Mohamed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.
A number of Egyptian ministers and senior officials also attended the meeting.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince arrived in Ras El Tin Palace earlier on Wednesday with the Egyptian President where he was welcomed by senior executives.


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