On Saturday, Egyptian Prime Minister (PM) Mostafa Madbouly held talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.
This came on the sidelines of the Premier's visit to “Expo 2020 Dubai”.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Nevin Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, and Egypt's ambassador to Abu Dhabi.
At the outset of the meeting, Madbouli conveyed President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's greetings to UAE's leadership and government, as well as his congratulations on the UAE's 50th anniversary, wishing Emirati people further development and prosperity.
Moreover, PM praised the renaissance achieved by the UAE, stressing that “Expo 2020 Dubai” is a pride for all Arabs, hailing the UAE pavilion's focus on the history of the state's establishment and the stages of its development, instead of only highlighting the present.
On his part, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his happiness at receiving Dr. Madbouly and his accompanying delegation.
He also stressed his country's keenness to strengthen cooperation ties with Egypt, noting that Egypt has a historical place in the hearts of all Emiratis.
In addition, Dubai ruler expressed his admiration for Egypt's construction of more than 20 new smart cities simultaneously.
In this regard, Madbouly explained that this step represents a great challenge and an unprecedented urban boom, which required a lot of effort from everyone.
Moreover, he praised the "Decent Life" initiative, the most prominent and ongoing largest project, launched by President Sisi to improve the quality of life for more than half of Egypt's population living in the countryside.
Sheikh Maktoum asked PM to convey his sincere greetings to the Egyptian President, saying: "Tell His Excellency President El-Sisi that we all love him."
At the end of their meeting, the UAE Vice president dedicated Madbouly a copy of his book "My Story", which tells 50 stories of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid over the course of fifty years.