Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai met with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed praised the role played by Egypt in helping to safeguard regional security.
He also highlighted the importance of strengthening solidarity between the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain – the four countries standing together against Qatar over its support of extremist and terrorist groups.
The UAE and Egypt are also working to promote political stability in Libya, where the lack of a central authority has allowed extremist militant groups such as ISIL to gain a foothold in recent years.
Mr El Sisi had also been received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.