DUBAI: UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi discussed bilateral relations and ways to develop cooperation during a meeting at Qasr Al Shati in Abu Dhabi.
The discussions aim to realize the aspirations of their people for sustainable development and prosperity, according to state-run WAM news agency.
El-Sisi congratulated Sheikh Mohammed on the UAE’s achievement in the space exploration with the return of astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi following the longest Arab space mission in history.
The Egyptian president arrived earlier on Monday in Abu Dhabi and was received by the UAE leader at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Sheikh Mohammad accompanied the Egyptian president to greet Emirati astronauts on the airport grounds.
El-Sisi congratulated the team for contributing to the achievement of Sultan Al Neyadi and described it as a source of pride for every Arab, wishing the UAE further progress in all fields.
The two presidents also discussed UAE-Egypt ties, particularly in the economic, investment, and development areas, as well as promising opportunities to expand bilateral cooperation to further serve the interests of the two countries and their people.