Abdullah Bin Zayed stresses UAE's interest in historical, fraternal relations with Egypt.
WAM ABU DHABI, Jul 03th, 2012 (WAM): H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister said that the United Arab Emirates looks forward to strengthening the deep-rooted fraternal relations and cooperation with Egypt in the future.
"We are keenly interested in bolstering these fraternal and historical relations in the coming period on political, economic and investment levels", Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed said.
H.H Sheikh Abdullah added " the bilateral relations between UAE and Egypt thrive on solid ground, and there is a genuine desire to develop them for the benefit of the two countries and their peoples. " Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed further said that he was optimistic that the presidency of Mohammed Mursi would witness concrete achievements in the sphere of bilateral relations and important phases in the various avenues.
He praised President Mohammed Mursi's speech at the University of Cairo which, he said, "contained the solid principles of Egypt's foreign policy and expressed in particular Egypt's clear commitment to the pan-Arab national security and its dedication to activate joint Arab action." He added that "Egypt's strong, balanced and effective role will reflect positively on the Arab world to become more influential on the global stage and prevent any regional interventions in the Arab Affairs." The Minister also praised the indications by President Mohamed Mursi that Egypt will not interfere in the internal affairs of others nor will it export the revolution.
"This approach truly belongs to a capable statesman and to Egypt, a country which all Arabs want to see stable and prosperous", he said adding that the vitality of the Egyptian role at this particular juncture in the history of the Arab world and the challenges it currently faces represents a strategic demand that strengthens the role the Arab nation plays," Sheikh Abdullah further said.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs concluded his statement looking forward to cooperating with the new Egyptian government in every way that will strengthen the established bilateral relations between the two countries. He also expressed his best wishes of further development and prosperity on all levels for Egypt and of security, prosperity and progress for the people of Egypt.