ABU DHABI-His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today(May 12th) received in his Majlis at Al Bahr Palace Pope Twadharos II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, who is currently visiting the UAE.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi welcomed the visit of Pope Twadharous II to the UAE.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed and and Pope Twadharous discussed the fraternal relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them in the best interest of two countries and peoples.
The two sides exchanged cordial views on the distinguished relations between the UAE and Egypt, referring to the political, social and economic relations, which contribute to the stability and development of Egypt.
Sheikh Mohamed underlined the firm policy outlined by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in backing Egypt and its people – the policy based on fraternity, mutual respect, genuine love and cooperation, adding that “This attitude is not new and will not stop, as it is sustained by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.” He noted that the UAE supports all Egyptians without discrimination, and backs their national aspirations to build a new and tolerant Egypt afar from extremism and terrorism to overcome current challenges so as to pursue the development.
“The language of dialogue is capable of building bridges of for cooperation, communication, tolerance and trust building among people”, Sheikh Mohamed said.
For his part, Pope Twadharous hailed the UAE led by Sheikh Khalifa on backing Egypt and its people in line with the legacy outlined by the late Sheikh Zayed, adding that the relations between the two countries are strong. He referred to the development projects being implemented by the UAE in Egypt.
He also cited the care being enjoyed by the Egyptian community in general and Copts in particular in the UAE, referring to the religious tolerance in the UAE, thanks to the policies of UAE leadership. He added that the tolerance being exercised by the UAE has elevated it as an example of noble human values worldwide.
Among those present H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Mohammed bin Nakhaira Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Egypt, Ehab Imam Hamouda, Egyptian Ambassador to UAE, a number of Sheikhs and senior officials.-WAM