Egypt’s Sisi and Abu Dhabi crown prince reject interference in Arab countries’ internal affairs


Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have stressed during bilateral talks in Cairo on Tuesday their rejection to any interference in internal affairs of Arab countries, in a way that threatens the stability and security of its peoples Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady announced.

He added that the talks between the two sides focused on enhancing bilateral relations at various levels. They discussed the latest developments in the region as well as issues of common concern.

They affirmed their keenness to continue coordination and intensive consultation to address the challenges facing Arab national security, supporting efforts to reach political solutions to the various crises afflicting the region, stressing the importance of efforts that back the sovereignty of each Arab country on its territories to preserve unity and cohesion.

Sisi also expressed Egypt’s strong bond with the UAE under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, praising the strong strategic relations between the two countries and stressing Egypt’s keenness to continue pushing forward in cooperation in various fields.

Egypt-UAE relations represent an ideal model for cooperation between Arab countries in a way that promotes joint Arab action and serves the interests of the Arab peoples, Sisi said.

According to Rady, Zayed expressed his country’s pride in it’s historical and strategic relations with Egypt, pointing out that the Egyptian-UAE relations are based on mutual respect, mutual interest and solidarity to consolidate the security and stability of the region.

Egypt represents the cornerstone of the stability and security of the Arab region, he added.

Rady also said that Zayed conveyed his country’s keenness to strengthen cooperation between Egypt and the UAE and achieve their common interests.

Sisi received on Tuesday the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and other senior UAE officials at the Cairo International Airport, after which they headed to the Ettihadeya Presidential Palace where they held a bilateral meeting followed by a session of extended talks involving delegations of the two countries.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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