Egypt’s El-Sisi meets Oman's Qaboos to bolster ties, will visit UAE after Oman trip

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Updated 04 February 2018

Egypt’s El-Sisi meets Oman's Qaboos to bolster ties, will visit UAE after Oman trip

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visited Oman on Sunday to meet with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and discuss regional issues and bilateral interests.
On his first official visit to the Gulf country, the Egyptian president aims to to intensify joint consultation and coordination in several bilateral and regional issues to serve the interests of the two countries, presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement.
The visit is also the first by an Egyptian president since 2009.
After wrapping up his visit to Oman, El-Sisi will embark on an official three day trip to the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
He will hold talks with the UAE's crown prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on strengthening bilateral relations, Rady added.


Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

Updated 31 May 2020

Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

  • The restrictions come into force on Tuesday and last for a week
  • Traveling will not be allowed between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has banned travel into and out of the emirate and between its three regions from Tuesday.
The restrictions, announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee, come into force on Tuesday and last for a week.
Both residents and nationals will not be allowed to travel between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah. 
The decision is meant to enhance the effectiveness of the “National Screening Program and reduce the spread of covid-19,” Abu Dhabi Media Office said.
Exemptions are available by a special private permit for employees of vital sectors, or chronic disease patients heading to hospitals, and the transportation of goods.