Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, said the relationship between Egypt and the UAE is the cornerstone of the stability of the Middle East and the Arab region.
He made this statement while receiving Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, with the attendance of General Mohamed Zaki, Minister of Defense and Military Production, and Mariam Khalifa Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative in the Arab League.
President el-Sisi conveyed his most sincere greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, wishing the UAE further development and prosperity, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
For his part, Lt. General Al Rumaithi highlighted the deep-rooted ties between the two fraternal countries, as well as the keenness of the UAE to enhance their strategic cooperation in all areas, most notably in exchanging military expertise.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to continue strengthening their military and security coordination, in line with their growing overall bilateral ties.
The Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces also met Wednesday General Mohamed Zaki, Minister of Defense and Military Production, as part of his official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The two top brass discussed an array of current regional and global issues of mutual interest and their impact on security and stability in the Middle East region. They also explored ways of strengthening military cooperation between the two countries.
Lt. General Hamad Al Rumaithi also had discussions with Lieutenant General Osama Askar, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, on topics of interest for both countries with a focus on military aspects.