Sisi, UAE Crown Prince Bin Zayed hold talks in Alexandria

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Wednesday to hold bilateral talks at Ras al-Tin Palace in Alexandria.

The meeting was followed by an extended talk session between the two countries’ delegations.

Egypt’s presidential spokesman Bassam Rady stated Sisi and Bin Zayed witnessed signings number of joint cooperation agreements between the two countries in the fields of housing, irrigation, trade and industry.

Sisi first received Bin Zayed earlier on Wednesday at Burg al-Arab airport, Alexandria.

Egypt and the UAE have a concrete economic and political relationship which have developed after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gained power in 2013, as the UAE offered substantial financial support to Egypt.

According to latest indices, Egypt’s exports to UAE jumped during the first half of 2017-2018 FY reaching $1.204 billion compared to $1.126 billion during the same period of 2016, marking a seven percent increase.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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