Bennett, MBZ, Sisi meet in Egypt


Against the backdrop of the recent developments in the world and the region, the leaders discussed the ties between the three countries and ways to strengthen them on all levels, reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday attended a tripartite meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

The meeting discussed ways of enhancing relations between the three countries, and the importance of cooperation and coordination to drive development and enhance stability in the region, as well as bolstering global energy security and market stability.

Sheikh Mohamed, El-Sisi and Bennett also exchanged views on a number of regional and global issues of mutual concern and relevant developments.

This was Prime Minister Bennett’s second visit to Egypt. His first official visit to Egypt took place in September last year.

On Sunday, Sheikh Mohamed and El-Sisi deliberated the prospects of further advancing cooperation across all fronts for the benefit of the two countries and their peoples.

During a meeting in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh, where Sheikh Mohamed arrived earlier on Sunday, the two leaders reviewed issues of interest, and the latest developments on the regional and international scene. They affirmed the importance of strengthening Arab solidarity in the face of common challenges, with Sheikh Mohamed commending the privileged relations between the two nations.

“Egypt is a cornerstone of Arab security and its pivotal role and efforts are well appreciated,” Sheikh Mohamed said, pointing to the UAE’s keenness to maintain constant channels of cooperation between the two nations to promote their common interests and achieves stability, security and peace in the region. He expressed his sincere thanks to the Egyptian President for the warm reception and hospitality he received during the visit.

For his part, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi welcomed Sheikh Mohamed’s visit, expressing his pride in the longstanding relations between the UAE and Egypt and the joint action that unites them in facing the challenges besetting regional stability and security.

He also affirmed Egypt’s keenness to strengthen relations with the UAE in various fields, and underlined the importance of increasing bilateral meetings to ensure constant coordination over the rapid developments witnessed by the region and the world.

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At the end of the meeting, they reaffirmed the common vision shared by the two countries regarding many files and issues of interest. They stressed on the need to continue enhancing Emirati-Egyptian cooperation and coordination for consolidating joint Arab action, with Al-Sisi stressing in this context Egypt’s unshakable commitment toward the security of the Gulf and its rejection of any attempts to destabilise it.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Vice, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Court of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince.

Major General Abbas Kamel, Chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service, Major General Ahmed Ali, Chief of the President’s Office, and Presidential Spokesperson, Bassam Rady also attended the meeting.

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