Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry held talks with his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the sidelines of the 12th annual 'Sir Bani Yas' Forum, organized by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
At the outset of the meeting, Shoukry conveyed President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's greetings to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice- President and Prime Minister (PM), and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince.
FM also congratulated him on the UAE's successful organization of 'EXPO 2020 Dubai', hailing 'the depth and rootedness' of the strategic ties between the two brotherly countries.
Egypt's top diplomate also underlining the importance to continue working during the next stage in order to enhance areas of economic and trade cooperation, and pump more Emirati investments into the Egyptian market, especially in light of the Egyptian economy's distinguished performance indicators and the available suitable investment environment, in addition to the huge national projects being implemented in various fields.
In addition, both ministers discussed the latest regional developments foremost of which; the crises in Libya, Syria, Yemen and Sudan.
They also tackled ways to strengthen the pillars of Arab national security in the face of the growing challenges witnessed at the regional and international levels as well as means to enhance cooperation and joint coordination between the two brotherly states.
Moreover, Shoukry reaffirmed Egypt's firm position on supporting the security and stability of the Gulf states.