Egypt's Sisi, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss joint efforts to fight coronavirus

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Mar 2020

Sisi and bin Zayed
File photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, said that he discussed with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday the joint efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

In a tweet on his official account, the crown prince said that they also discussed cooperation and coordination to stop the spread of the virus and deal with its repercussions.

The UAE announced on Saturday that it had 63 new cases of COVID-19, three of which are Egyptian citizens, raising the total of confirmed cases to 468.

On the same day, Egypt detected 40 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 576.

Both countries are imposing a two-week nightly curfew.

Bin Zayed added that they also discussed "the solid fraternal relations and ways to enhance them."

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