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UAE, Bahrain, Egypt Call for Firm Stance Against Terrorist Militias

UAE, Bahrain, Egypt Call for Firm Stance Against Terrorist Militias

Thursday, 27 January, 2022 - 07:15
Dubai Ruler, Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (WAM)

A quartet summit was held in Abu Dhabi between Dubai Ruler Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The four leaders discussed consolidating cooperation and coordination over issues of common concern, the latest regional international developments, and the everyday challenges in the Arab region.

The summit reviewed the terrorist attacks carried out by the Houthi militia on civil sites and facilities in the UAE and the launch of two ballistic missiles towards the UAE, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The leaders stressed that the terrorist militias' attacks threaten regional and international security and stability and violate all international laws and norms.

They called on the international community to take a unified and firm position towards these militias and other terrorist forces along with their supporters.

The King of Bahrain and the Egyptian President affirmed their countries' solidarity with the UAE and their support for all the steps the Emirates is taking to preserve its security and territorial integrity.

The summit underlined the importance of continuing coordination and consultations on various issues of common concern and affirmed the need to ensure a common approach towards these issues.

Later, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with Egypt's President, and the two discussed the long-standing relations between the UAE and Egypt and the prospects of further advancing cooperation on issues of mutual concern.

Both sides also discussed their cooperation ties, most notably in crucial development, economic and investment areas.

The two leaders addressed regional and international developments of mutual concern and the challenges and crises facing some countries in the Arab region.

They stressed the importance of promoting joint Arab action to strengthen regional security, stability, and development.

Sheikh Mohammed emphasized that the relations between the UAE and Egypt are historical and deeply rooted, stressing the common desire to boost cooperation in various vital economic and investment sectors.

He expressed his delight at Egypt's significant efforts to implement leading development projects to create a sustainable and prosperous future for generations to come.

Sheikh Mohammed also valued Egypt's stance towards the Houthi attacks on civilian sites and facilities in the UAE.

He noted that the Arab region is witnessing rapid developments and various challenges that require cooperation and consultation to maintain its security and stability.

For his part, Sisi affirmed the strength of the Egyptian-Emirati relations and Egypt's keenness to develop close bilateral cooperation with the UAE.

The President stressed that his current visit aims to reinforce the close and distinguished ties between the two nations and enhance bilateral cooperation at all levels.

Sisi affirmed Egypt's condemnation of the Houthi attacks against the UAE, announcing his support for any measures taken by the UAE to deter terrorist attacks and protect its people.

The President highlighted Egypt's principles related to resolving regional crises based on resisting foreign intervention, combatting violence and terrorism, and protecting national institutions to restore security and stability in countries experiencing crises.

Sisi stressed that Arab solidarity, unity, and joint positions are among the most effective ways to ward off external danger from the Arab world as a whole.

He stressed that the security of the Gulf countries is directly proportional to Egypt's national security, emphasizing the inadmissibility of tampering with it, the importance of effectively confronting the threats they face, and the rejection of any practices seeking destabilize them.

The two sides affirmed that they would continue to work together to confront regional interference and attempts to sow division among the region's countries and cooperate to confront the risks and challenges facing the Arab region, especially terrorism and the countries supporting it.

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