- Middle East/North Africa
President Mohamed Morsy’s foreign affairs assistant Essam al-Haddad and the president’s secretary Khaled al-Qazzaz traveled Wednesday to Abu Dhabi for a two-day visit with local officials.
The pair will discuss the circumstances surrounding the recent arrest of 10 Egyptians in the United Arab Emirates, as well as strengthening bilateral relations, informed sources at Cairo airport told German DPA news agency.
Authorities arrested an Egyptian cell affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood that allegedly sought to draft Egyptians for a plot against the ruling Emirati regime, according to UAE news reports Tuesday. The Brotherhood has denied the allegations.
Edited translation from DPA