Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets with Egypt’s Sisi
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, met Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday on an official visit to Cairo.
Sheikh Mohammed, also Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, reinforced the UAE’s support for Egypt, its security, stability and sovereignty.
“The UAE’s support for Egypt comes within the context of a relationship of solidarity and coalition of forces of the two countries,” he said.
“It is a relationship that is evolving, deeply grounded in history and serves the interest of the two countries and their people.”
Mr El Sisi said he valued the constructive cooperation and solid ties between the countries and people, and expressed appreciation to its close ally for its support.
The UAE has strongly backed Egypt since Mohammed Morsi was ousted as president in July 2013, after mass protests against his rule.
It pledged US$5 billion (Dh18.3bn) in October that year, $4bn of which was to guarantee fuel supplies and fund projects in health care, education, food, housing and transport.
The country also put Dh14.7bn into the Egyptian economy in March, on the first day of the Egypt the Future conference in Sharm El Sheikh. The UAE is one of Egypt’s largest aid donors.
The two discussed ways to enhance their ties in political, economic and developmental fields and to work together to serve mutual interests.
They discussed regional issues including combating violence, terrorism and extremism, as well as the security challenges in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Published: June 9, 2015 04:00 AM