Sisi, UAE army chief of staff agree to intensify Egyptian-Emirati coordination on military cooperation



Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 02:08 GMT


Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 02:08 GMT

CAIRO - 15 June 2022: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has agreed with Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, on the need to intensify regular coordination and consultations between the two countries regarding security and military cooperation.

This should be carried out in integration with the path of the complex bilateral relations between Egypt and the UAE in all fields in a way that meets the interests of both countries and peoples and supports the pillars of Arab solidarity, Sisi said as he received Rumaithi in Cairo on Wednesday.

Rumaithi for his part conveyed the greetings of UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed to President Sisi, expressing appreciation for the historic and deep relations binding Egypt and UAE, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.

The Emirati army chief of staff also affirmed UAE’s keenness to enhance strategic cooperation with Egypt at all levels, especially with regard to exchanging expertise in the military field.

This is in addition to UAE’s keenness on continuing joint work and intensified coordination with Egypt on regional and international issues, Rumaithi affirmed.

Sisi asked that his greetings be conveyed to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, affirming the firm relations between Egypt and the UAE, which represent a pillar of stability in the Middle East and the entire Arab world.

Egypt and the UAE share warm relations at all levels, including in the military field, as the two countries have carried out several joint drills over the past years, including the latest Zayed 3 joint exercise.

On the economic side, Egypt, UAE, and Jordan launched last month the “Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Development” as per which the Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company PJSC (ADQ) will allocate an investment fund of $10 billion.

In April, Sisi received Jordanian King Abdullah II and then-Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed in Cairo, where they discussed enhancing joint cooperation between the four countries in all fields, especially trade and economy, according to the presidency.

This is the second meeting for the three leaders in a month as they met late in March along with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, where they tackled regional and international political and economic situations.



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