Sisi welcomes UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed at Cairo Int'l Airport

Ahram Online , Wednesday 12 Apr 2023

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received the UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport as the Emirati leader starts an official visit to Egypt.

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Egypt s President Sisi welcomes UAE s Mohamed bin Zayed in Cairo


President El-Sisi and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed last in February in the UAE during the president's participation in World Government Summit in Dubai.

Egypt and UAE enjoy a close political relationship, with the two countries maintaining regular consultations on key regional and international issues.

The two countries also share strong cultural and economic ties.

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians live and work in the UAE, sending billions of dollars in remittances back home over the years.

Meanwhile, the UAE is one of the largest Arab Gulf countries in investments in Egypt, with over 1,250 Emirati companies operating in all fields in the country.

Last year, the two countries celebrated 50 years of bilateral relations under the slogan “Egypt and the UAE: One Heart.”

"Egypt-UAE ties are not confined to brotherhood and real friendship only, but also to the true, deep as well as accurate understanding of conditions in the region and the world," President El-Sisi said in a recorded speech during the golden jubilee ceremony.

Last year, Egypt and the UAE, along with Bahrain and Jordan, founded a massive industrial partnership mechanism that aims to boost sustainable growth and explore opportunities for joint investments in all four countries.

Egypt, as the host of the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2022, is currently cooperating with the UAE to ensure the success of the COP28 which will be hosted by the UAE in Dubai from 30 November until 12 December of this year.

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