President Sisi sends greetings in honour of UAE National Day

MENA , Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Dec 2022

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi sent a cable of greetings on Sunday to United Arab Emirates' Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on the occasion of the Gulf country’s national day.

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (left) and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in a meeting

 

The Egyptian president has also dispatched Presidential Secretary Mohamed Yehia to the UAE embassy in Cairo to offer greetings.

The UAE’s National Day falls on 2 December in honour of the unification of six of its seven emirates in 1968.

Egypt and the UAE have recently celebrated 50 years of bilateral relations under the slogan “Egypt and the UAE: One Heart.”

President El-Sisi said in October that Egypt and the UAE share a common destiny during his reception of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum in Cairo.

On the occasion of the visit, Al-Maktoum wrote on his official Twitter account “The people of Egypt are a loyal people and its leadership is an authentic leadership .. for 50 years they have been with us since the beginning and establishment of our state .. Egypt was and will remain the backer and the stock and the brother that we cannot do without.”

The volume of non-oil trade between Egypt and the UAE hit more than $3.2 billion between January and May 2022, up from $2.9 billion during the same period in 2021, according to the UAE’s Ministry of Cabinet Affairs.

The UAE’s Ministry of Cabinet Affairs also noted that “the UAE is Egypt’s second largest trading partner at the Arab level while Egypt is the fifth largest Arab trading partner of the UAE in intra-non-oil trade and holds seven percent of its total non-oil trade with Arab countries.” 

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