Shoukry, Bin Zayed Reject Foreign Interference in Arab States' Affairs

30 Dec 2017

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Thursday with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdallah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss coordination on various regional issues and bilateral relations between Egypt and the UAE, a statement by Egypt's foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said.

The two ministers discussed developments in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and the Palestinian cause, as well as the situation in Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa, as it relates to the security of Arab nations and the Red Sea region.

They stressed their countries' rejection of any form of interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries, as well as their keenness to adopt common stances to preserve the interests of both countries and enhance Arab national security and stability in the region.

Shoukry informed his UAE counterpart about latest updates regarding Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam and outcomes of his recent visit to Addis Ababa.The two also discussed bilateral relations and means of increasing cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

The foreign ministry's statement added that the UAE foreign minister would visit Egypt soon to continue consultations and coordination on regional issues and challenges of mutual concern, knowing that a forum for businessmen will be held on the sidelines of the visit to support investment and reinforce cooperation.

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