Mohamed Bin Zayed and Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hold talks in Alexandria. WAM
ALEXANDRIA: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday arrived in Alexandria on a visit to Egypt.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi welcomed Sheikh Mohamed and his accompanying delegation at Borg El Arab International Airport, where the two sides exchanged cordial talks about the strong ties between the two brotherly countries.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed is accompanied by 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 the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt, Sultan Rashid Al Shamsi, Executive Director at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.
Sheikh Mohamed and President of Egypt Abdul Fatah el-Sisi reviewed a number of regional and international issues of common interest in light of the robust, brotherly and longstanding relations between the two countries.
This came during a session of talks the two leaders had at Ras El Tin Palace in Alexandria, where they explored paths of further accelerating cooperation at the political, economic and developmental fronts.
Challenges besetting a number of Arab countries and the efforts being made to strengthen pan-Arab cooperation to safeguard regional stability and protect national gains have been 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.
“UAEs’ 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 cognisant 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 President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” 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 Egyptian president 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 grow bilateral relations at all fronts.
Both sides called for intensifying regional and international efforts to uproot 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 being 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, among others.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, attended a wedding reception in Ras Al Khaimah.
Egypt’s state news agency said expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fatah Al Sisi to stay in power until 2030.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, inaugurated the debut edition of “Azyan” Exhibition and Conference at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), in Sharjah on Thursday. The beauty, fashion and wellness event will run till April 21.