Mohammad praises Egypt’s pivotal role in region

In visit to Cairo, Mohammad says Egypt is linchpin of Arab national security system

Cairo: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday and met Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, as well as opportunities to boost cooperation in the field of politics, development, economy and investments.

The talks also touched on regional and international developments and their possible repercussions, with the leaders saying they support efforts for political solutions to different crises in the region.

Shaikh Mohammad said the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen on continuous communication with Egypt concerning regional affairs, and ways to support stability and development.

Al Sissi described UAE-Egypt relations as a model for constructive and strategic cooperation, and expressed his desire for further enhancing joint cooperation with the UAE in all fields.

Shaikh Mohammad expressed his confidence in the Arab world regaining its stability and facing any regional interventions in its affairs. He hailed Egypt’s pivotal role played in the region, and its policies under Al Sissi’s leadership.

He added the current developments in the region require constant consultations between the UAE and Egyptian leaders, as these are closely linked to Arab national security and its future.

Shaikh Mohammad emphasised Egypt was a linchpin of the Arab national security system, and the UAE has a keen desire to constantly consult Egypt regarding regional affairs.

Shaikh Mohammad stated the UAE and Egypt share strong strategic relations whose positive impact is not confined to the two countries, but also serves the interests of Arab political, security, economic and development issues.

He pointed out that these relations are based on mutual trust, respect and solidarity, as well as shared views on different regional issues.

Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said, “Egyptian-Emirati relations are special, dating back decades since the time of late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who has special status among the Egyptian people because of his historic and noble stances towards Egypt, which continue to [be upheld] by UAE rulers today.”

Shaikh Mohammad said joint work and coordination between the UAE and Egypt is key to for safeguarding the region and confronting challenges and threats.

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