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Sisi, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Regional Issues, Dangers of Terrorism | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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AFP photo of Egypt’s President and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi- Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has discussed with visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ways of bolstering bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Sheikh Mohamed and Sisi also discussed on Wednesday cooperation in political, economic, development and other vital spheres that are of common concern for the two countries to serve their mutual interests.

They discussed crises in Yemen, Libya and Syria, the level of inter-Arab coordination and consultation about addressing these crises facing the region, as well as the dangers of terrorism and terror organizations that threaten security, stability and development in the region and the entire world.

Sheikh Mohamed reiterated the keen interest of the UAE in bolstering fraternal relations with Egypt and pushing towards broadening them to achieve the interests of both countries and their people and enhance security and stability for all countries in the region.

The Crown Prince reiterated the UAE’s support for Egypt and its people’s aspiration for stability and development, stressing that stability in Egypt means stability for the entire region due to its strategic and historic importance in the Arab world.

The current situation in this region requires inter-Arab cooperation and solidarity that can enable the Arab nation to safeguard the security and stability of Arab states and counter common challenges the most important of which are the growing dangers of terrorism, extremism and foreign interference that aim to undermine the security and stability of regional states, he said.

Sheikh Mohamed noted the UAE’s unwavering support for regional and global security and stability through positive cooperation with influential countries, in particular Egypt.

He also conveyed the condolences of the UAE’s leadership and people to the Egyptian people over the victims of terrorist attacks on places of worship. He expressed his confidence in the Egyptian people’s ability to counter these cowardly acts and stand up against all evil plans to undermine the unity of Egyptians.

For his part, Sisi expressed his delight at visiting the UAE and highlighted that Egypt’s leadership and people are proud of fraternal ties and cooperation with the UAE.

The president further underlined the importance of continued work for developing bilateral relations at all levels, and noted that the current period poses huge challenges for all Arab states that require joint pan-Arab action to strengthen pan-Arab security.