Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi And Deputy Supreme Commander Of The UAE Armed Forces, Reaffirmed The Determination Of The UAE To Ensure Uninterrupted Global Supplies Of Oil

20 May 2019

Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi to review regional developments.

He has also reassured the safety of maritime navigation while sparing no effort to stand up to any menacing threats to the global economy by any party ‘whosoever’.

Sheikh Mohamed underlining the country’s keenness to continue consultations and exchange of views with the Arab Republic of Egypt over the latest regional and international developments, said, “The myriad challenges besetting the region entails an efficient pan-Arab re-action that protects the supreme interests of Arab nations and helps achieve their peoples’ ambitions for security, stability and peace.”

The Abu Dhabi crown prince made the statements during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, who re-affirmed his country’s solidarity with the UAE and Saudi Arabia against all attempts to undermine their security and stability.

“Targeting tankers and oil facilities is a grave development that poses a significant menacing threat to the entire world, not to the affected countries only,” the prince added, expressing his appreciation of the supportive stance adopted by Egypt toward UAE and Saudi Arabia in this regard.

The meeting, attended by Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, and Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, discussed prospects for further advancement of bilateral relations across multiple domains.

For his part, the Egyptian president reiterated his condemnation of the sabotage acts against four commercial vessels off the UAE waters and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, denouncing both developments as a menacing threat to regional and international security.

The two leaders reaffirmed their solidarity with Saudi Arabia against all attempts to undermine its security and stability, with the Egyptian president emphasising that the Gulf region’s stability is an integral part of Egypt’s national security.

They doubled on the importance of maintaining the highest level of coordination to confront the besetting challenges and counter all threats to Arab security and stability.