Khalifa Reiterates UAE Support to Egypt

Al Khaleej Times06.07.2011 Egypt
Khalifa Reiterates UAE Support to Egypt

Khalifa Reiterates UAE Support to Egypt

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The UAE is keen to support Egypt at this important cross road in its march to safeguard its gainsand achievements and to protect its aspirations for a better tomorrow, said UAE’s President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during a meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Essam Sharafat the Al Rawda Palace in Al Ain City earlier this week.


Also present on the occasion was Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The President said as UAE and Egypt constituted a model for the distinguished fraternal relations in various circumstances and in different situations in regional and international relations, the future of these relations will be built on the historical bonds of brotherhood between the people of the two countries.

He added that the changes taking place in the political arena in Egypt strengthened the confidence and optimism about Egypt’s people that they would work to perpetuate its leading and pivotal role both on regional and international levels, and will embody at the same time, the strategic depth between the fraternal countries in the Arab world.

Sheikh Khalifa expressed his wish that Egypt will cross this important stage in its political history with determination and confidence to return to its natural status and position among other countries in the region and the world.

He stressed that the UAE leadership, the government and the people would continue to support the Egyptian leadership and people with the full belief in Egypt’s weight and its strategic location, as well as its important role in the creation of a regional and international balance in the region.

The Egyptian Prime Minister said his visit comes as a confirmation of the noble feelings of fraternity and respect the Egypt’s leadership, government and people cherish for the UAE and as an appreciation of the UAE’s supportive stance towards Egypt.

Dr. Sharaf expressed confidence that relations of the two countries would grow in strength and resilience at all levels during the next phase of Egypt’s history with unwavering brotherly relations with the UAE.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region; Lt-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and a number of other Sheikhs, Ministers and senior state officials.


Source: Khaleej Times



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