Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 August 2019

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed greeted by Egyptian President Sisi in Alexandria

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi is visiting the North African country

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed arrived in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Wednesday.

Sheikh Mohamed was received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on arrival in the country.

In pictures posted to the Crown Prince's Twitter page, he can be seen greeting Mr El Sisi and walking down a red carpet at the Borg El Arab International Airport.

Alexandria is Egypt's second-largest city and a major economic centre for natural gas and oil pipelines.

A statement from Egyptian authorities said the two leaders held one-on-one talks at the seaside palace of Ras El Teen in Alexandria and were later joined by members of their delegations.

They later oversaw the signing of several bilateral agreements covering housing, irrigation, trade and industry.

The first MoU focuses on ensuring integrated management of water resources while the second addresses technical cooperation in the field of standard specifications and technical regulations, Wam reported. They were signed by Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Dr Assem al-Jazzar.

The third MoU deals with fostering prospects of cooperation in the field of housing, construction and infrastructure and was signed by Dr Al Jaber and Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar.

In a statement to Wam, the UAE government news agency, Sheikh Mohamed said: "The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is attaching a central importance to consolidating the brotherly relations with Egypt to the higher good of peoples of the region.

"UAE's support for the Arab Republic of Egypt has been a mainstay of the country’s foreign policy since late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who was aware of the pivotal role and historical and political leverage of Egypt and was cognizant of the fact that Egypt's stability is fundamental to the security of all Arab nations."

Updated: March 28, 2019 10:57 AM

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