ABU DHABI, 29th June, 2018 (WAM) — Wael Al Sayed Mohammed Jad, Egyptian Ambassador to the UAE, said that the revolution on 30th June, 2013, established the foundations of a new Egypt, saved the country, and benefitted the Egyptian people.
In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, on the fifth anniversary of the revolution, Jad added that the Egyptian people will never forget the UAE’s support for Egypt in countering its internal and external challenges and combatting terrorism throughout its crises, especially during the period that followed the revolution.
The UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, promoted development, most notably infrastructure projects, and provided economic support to Egypt.
Jad stressed that the two countries enjoy strong historic ties, and Egypt was among the first countries to support the formation of the UAE, as a pillar of regional and international stability, The UAE, under the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, also supported Egypt during the war on October 1973, he further added.
According to Jad, the words of the late Zayed, stating, “Arab oil can never be dearer than Arab blood. I advised my sons, and I do again, to stand by Egypt, as this is the only way for the Arab people to feel dignified,” still echo today.
Egypt launched hundreds of development projects after the revolution that cover all sectors, including housing, healthcare, transport, education, water, sports, culture, entertainment, food security, sewer system development in squatter areas, and the development of Sinai and Suez.
Jad also pointed out that oil and gas excavation projects are among the large-scale development projects underway in the country.
The date, 30th June, 2013, will remain an important day in the history of Egypt, as the revolution has redrawn the country’s political and economic map for decades to come, Jad further said.
Egypt enjoyed increasing stability over the last five years after a period of chaos and insecurity.
Since he took office, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, restored the country’s regional position, and after being elected for a second term, he also won global respect and achieved political and economic stability and security, advancing the country’s position among Arab and Islamic countries and enabling it to attain development, Jad said in conclusion.