Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday. President Al-Sisi and Prince bin Zayed discussed the bilateral relations and efforts to counter terrorism, the presidency said in an official statement.
President Al-Sisi and the Abu Dhabi crown prince asserted the necessity of boosting cooperation between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and discussed their common interests regarding international and regional issues, according to the statement from presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef.
Both sides stressed the importance of coordination between all Arab countries and the international community to confront terrorism and stop sources of weaponry, fighters, and funding for terrorist organizations, as well as provide political and media coverage, the statement read.
The two leaders stressed the necessity of intensifying mutual Arab efforts for achieving public good for Arabs, and the necessity of reaching a political solution for the crises in some countries in the region to keep their unity and regional safety, along with reestablishing national institutions to restore security and stability.
President Al-Sisi expressed Egypt’s keenness on developing mutual relations with the UAE in all fields. Bin Zayed also expressed his appreciation for Egypt and expressed his state’s intention to continually support the country in all fields.
Egypt has strong ties with the UAE, especially after Al-Sisi became the president of Egypt, and they are allies in different international and regional issues, such as the Libyan issue.
Two weeks ago, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen, and Libya’s eastern-based government, in addition to Maldives, cut their ties with Qatar, as the six Arab governments accused Qatar of supporting terrorism, supporting Iran, and disturbing security and stability in the region.