Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (left) meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. File photo
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi today will begin a state visit to the United Arab Emirates.
During the visit, the Egyptian President will discuss with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the strong relations between the two brotherly countries and the strategic bilateral cooperation and mechanisms to further develop them in various fields.
The meeting will also cover the latest developments in the regional and international arenas and issues of common concern.
The visit of President El Sisi to the UAE is part of the two countries' keenness to strengthen brotherly relations, cooperation and consultation on various issues related to the promotion of joint Arab action.WAM
During a brief rest at the VIP Lounge, Sheikh Mohamed and Sisi had cordial talks about the fraternal ties connecting the two countries and their peoples.
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In a telephone call, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and President Al Sisi exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments and issues of mutual interest.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, commended the role played by Egypt in ensuring regional stability, noting that the current circumstances the region is passing through entail “cementing pan-Arab solidarity and cooperation to confront the besetting challenges.” The UAE’s top diplomat’s remarks came during his meeting on Sunday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi who reaffirmed his country’s support for the UAE during the critical stage the region is experiencing.
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Worldwide, more than 788,000 people have been infected and 166,000 have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. Italy's death toll rose to nearly 11,600 — the highest in the world by far — but its rates of new infections were slowing.
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