Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Abdel Fattah Al Sisi pose with Sultan Al Neyadi, other UAE astronauts. WAM
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt discussed bilateral relations and ways to develop cooperation to realise the aspirations of their peoples for sustainable development and prosperity.
During the meeting at Qasr Al Shati in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed President Sisi, who congratulated him on the UAE’s achievement in the space field with the return of astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi following the longest Arab space mission in history.
In this regard,Sisi expressed his wish for the UAE to achieve further progress in various fields.
The two presidents also discussed UAE-Egypt ties, particularly in the economic, investment, and development areas, as well as promising opportunities to expand bilateral cooperation to further serve the interests of the two countries and peoples.
The two leaders addressed various issues of mutual interest and exchanged views on regional and international developments. Both sides underscored the importance of working towards peaceful solutions to regional crises through dialogue and diplomacy while bolstering regional peace and stability.
The meeting also reviewed the UAE’s upcoming hosting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28).
The leaders discussed its importance in advancing collective climate action, especially in the areas of sustainability and resource conservation, and delivering mutual benefits to all in efforts to achieve a better future for humanity.
Sheikh Mohamed and Sisi reiterated their keenness to continue engaging in consultation and strengthen joint Arab action to address regional and international challenges as the UAE and Egypt work to enhance security and stability and foster lasting prosperity for the region’s peoples.
Sisi arrived earlier on Monday in Abu Dhabi and was received by His Highness the President at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Sheikh Mohamed accompanied the Egyptian President to greet Emirati astronauts on the airport grounds, where an official reception was held to celebrate the return of astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi to the UAE.
Sisi congratulated the team for contributing to the achievement of Sultan Al Neyadi and described it as a source of pride for every Arab, wishing the UAE further progress in all fields.
The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of the Presidential Court; His Highness Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National Media Office; and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court.
Also present were Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi, Minister of Investment, and Jassem Mohammed Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Finance Department. Attending from the Egyptian side was Major General Abbas Kamel, Head of Egyptian General Intelligence.
During a brief rest at the VIP Lounge, Sheikh Mohamed and Sisi had cordial talks about the fraternal ties connecting the two countries and their peoples.
During the visit, the Egyptian President will discuss with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan the strong relations between the two brotherly countries and the strategic bilateral cooperation and mechanisms to further develop them in various fields.
In a telephone call, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and President Al Sisi exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments and issues of mutual interest.
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