Abu Dhabi- The UAE and Egypt have stressed the importance of building an Arab strategy to confront challenges and exert efforts to keep security and stability in the region.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who is on a two-day state visit to the UAE during which he attended the country’s 45th National Day anniversary celebrations.
Sheikh Mohamed said the UAE is constantly working to strengthen its deep-rooted ties with Egypt, the foundation of which was laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, on the principles of fraternity, co-operation and co-ordination on both bilateral and Arab issues.
He stressed the importance of growing such vital strategic relations at all levels and wished the Egyptian people further progress and prosperity.
El-Sisi praised the tremendous progress made by the UAE, saying the country had become a model for other Arab nations in terms of achieving comprehensive development. He wished the government and the people of the UAE further progress.
He also applauded the UAE’s constructive role in support of Arab issues, especially those related to security, stability and development.
El-Sisi said it is vital for Egypt to continue developing bilateral ties with the UAE in all domains, adding that the current phase requires strengthening Arab solidarity to enable the Arab world to address all challenges ahead.
The meeting also reviewed regional and international developments and topics of mutual interest.