Egypt-UAE consultations over Arab national security

Sisi and Nahian

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi shakes hands with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

He emphasized that his country is keen on consistent dialogue with Egypt on topics of mutual interest.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, developments in the fight against terrorism, underlining the necessity to exert concerted efforts to counter the financing of terrorist groups and combat extremism and violence.

El-Sisi arrived in the Emirati capital earlier on Monday as part of a two-day official visit, and was received by the crown prince and several senior UAE officials, Egyptian presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef said.

The Egyptian President expressed his happiness at visiting the UAE, reiterating that the relations between Egypt and the UAE are a model of strategic cooperation between Arab countries. El-Sisi and the crown prince discussed their efforts to combat extremism, as well as the importance of the efforts of other Arab nations and of the wider global community, especially in stopping the funding and favorable media coverage of terrorist groups.

Al-Sisi stressed Egypt's keenness to continue developing bilateral relations at all levels and to continue intensive coordination between the two countries on various regional and worldwide issues, stressing that "the security of the Gulf states is an integral part of Egypt's national security".

Bin Zayed said he appreciates Egypt's role of being a key pillar of security and stability in the Arab world.

Bin Zaid added that the UAE strongly stands by Egypt in its war on terrorism which will not stop its efforts towards achieving development and progress. He stressed that the security of the Gulf states is an integral part of Egypt's national security.

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