Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed in Sharm El-Sheikh on Monday. The two leaders reviewed issues of interest, and the latest developments on the regional and international scene.
Al-Sisi 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.
“Egypt is a cornerstone of Arab security and its pivotal role and efforts are well appreciated,” Mohamed bin Zayed said.
He pointed 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.
At the end of the meeting, the 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.
On a different note, Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett travelled to Egypt on Monday for a previously unannounced visit and will hold talks with the Egyptian President.
There was no immediate official confirmation of the visit from either Israel or Egypt.
Last September, Bennett visited Egypt and discussed bilateral relations, security and the economy with Sisi, in the first official trip by an Israeli head of government to the country in a decade.