UAE, Egypt Jointly Call for Facing Interference in Arab Countries’ Affairs

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 - 11:00
Abu Dhabi - Asharq Al-Awsat

Egypt and the UAE have called for preserving the unity and sovereignty of Arab states facing crises, by safeguarding capabilities of their peoples and empowering their national institutions to maintain security and support growth and development.
Underlining the necessity to confront interference in the internal affairs of Arab states, the two countries asked for further cooperation and concerted efforts by the international community in tackling the scourge of terrorism and extremism and reaching political solutions to the various crises in the Middle East.
This came during a meeting between Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Abu Dhabi.
Discussions touched on means of enhancing bilateral cooperation at the various political, development and economic levels.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed their country’s firm position in support of Cairo in its war against extremism and terrorism.
They also expressed their confidence in the ability of Egypt and its people to confront terrorism and carry on the path towards development with the aim to achieve progress and prosperity.
Sisi, for his part, praised the role assumed by the UAE under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in promoting joint Arab action and facing the challenges in the Arab region during this difficult phase.
He also stressed his keenness on the security of the Gulf, which he said was an integral part of the Egyptian national security.
Ambassador Bassam Radi, spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, said that talks focused on ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations in various fields.

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