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Planning Minister: Egyptian-Emirati relations are an exceptional model for Arab-Arab relations


Dr. Hala Helmy Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, said at the opening of the Egyptian-Emirati celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the launch of diplomatic and fraternal relations, Instansir and the Emirates, that today is a distinguished event in the nature of the occasion that we celebrate, distinguished in its presence, distinguished also in our view of a promising future awaits Egypt and the UAE Together, as we witness today the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of diplomatic relations between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, a celebration held under the generous patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who – as we heard – expressed in sincere words from the heart what every Egyptian feels From the feelings of cordiality and brotherhood towards his brothers in the dear UAE, which occupies a dear place in all of our hearts.

It is the same feelings and expressive messages that dominated the immortal sayings of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan about Egypt, which he described as the heart for the Arab world, and if it stops, life will not be written for the Arabs. The best thing that embodies the feelings of love and cordiality that envelop this commandment on the ground, are the same feelings that possessed the hearts and minds of the Egyptians who flocked over the generations to contribute to laying the foundations of the modern renaissance of the UAE, along with their Emirati brothers.

She emphasized the honor of the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly among us today, to welcome together this generous company of our brothers from the United Arab Emirates, the sons and grandsons of the honorable Sheikh Zayed in their second country, Egypt, which is the beating Arab heart that always accommodates all its honorable guests from the countries of the homeland and comes This celebration was held under the slogan “Egypt and the UAE…One Heart” to embody the depth of the brotherly relations that unite the two governments and the two brotherly peoples on one heart that beats with renewed affection and mutual giving. It was seen through the keenness of the two sides to organize various joint sports, tourism, and cultural events that are integrated in their content and message to the world with the objectives of the official events included in the celebration, on top of which is the convening of an economic forum that includes various sessions dealing with the dimensions of the integrated economic partnership for relations The Egyptian-Emirati, and the competitive advantages offered by the investment environment in the two countries, and the mechanisms for enhancing sustainability in the banking sector – from the reality of the successful Egyptian and Emirati experiences in this field – and presenting examples of the success stories of the most prominent Egyptian investors in the UAE and the success stories of the leading Emirati companies in Egypt, in addition to a review The promising investment opportunities available in Egypt, emphasizing the centrality of Egypt’s regional role as a comprehensive logistic center for all services in the region, and identifying the prospects for government knowledge exchange to achieve bilateral rapprochement in a way that contributes to building a better future for the two countries.

And in the context of the Arab Republic of Egypt’s hosting of the Summit of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) for the year 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November 2022, and in light of the Egyptian state’s direction to enhance efforts for environmental sustainability and green recovery in Egypt and African countries alike, The Economic Forum also deals with the ongoing preparations for the Climate Conference Summit, the summit whose next session will be held in the sisterly Emirates, reflecting the regional weight of the two countries, their adoption of the defining issues in the history of the rising nations, and the extension and reflection of each other’s successes, as the next session will come to build on The fruits of the successes and outcomes of the current summit, in order to ensure the sustainability of the precious gains that have been achieved for the whole world regarding the issue of climate change, which is now threatening the development renaissance of all countries. Coming in development.

In addition to these events, a cultural-media forum was organized on the second day of the celebration, which includes sessions dealing with the history of cultural cooperation between Egypt and the UAE, and monitors the luminous signs on the path of Egyptian-Emirati media cooperation as an exceptional model for distinguished media cooperation at the level of the Arab world as a whole, in conclusion by highlighting the importance and history of Sports relations between the two countries.

The two sides were keen to conclude this celebration by organizing a huge artistic event that expresses the importance of the renewed artistic heritage, to be held in a global Egyptian historical landmark that embodies the cradle of human civilization, and a source of inspiration for the contemporary Egyptian man to set out towards a promising future in various advanced scientific, technological and industrial fields, which will be achieved Thanks to the efforts of the Egyptian state to achieve an integrated economic, scientific, cultural and technological renaissance targeting all segments of the Egyptian people on an equal footing.

The Minister of Planning indicated that the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have close historical relations in various political, economic and cultural fields, making them an exceptional model for Arab-Arab relations, which has succeeded in steadfastness in the face of various global economic crises and geopolitical changes at the level of the Arab region. and the world, as the sisterly United Arab Emirates was one of the first countries to support Egypt in the most defining historical moments in its contemporary history, in a gesture that reflected what historical documents revealed about the extension of Arab nationalist feelings that brought together the late leader Gamal Abdel Nasser and Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, Which prompted Nasser to support Zayed’s dream of uniting the seven emirates together to become the United Arab Emirates, which we see shining in the sky of the Arab world today, which resulted in the two countries’ keenness on continuous coordination and cooperation, which resulted in a convergence of visions on various political, economic and development issues. There are common challenges. Affect efforts to achieve sustainable development, which motivates us to target strengthening the bonds of this strategic partnership and making the most of the promising cooperation opportunities available, especially in the economic and development fields that contribute to achieving sustainable development and growth in the two countries.

In this context, the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development was keen to continue cooperation with the United Arab Emirates in the areas of developing institutional performance, government services, innovation and excellence, in a way that supports the efficiency of state institutions in providing services and designing various development projects. The efforts of both sides culminated in the launch of the Arab Republic of Egypt Award Egypt for Government Excellence in 2018, under the patronage of the President of the Republic, and in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, which aims to transfer expertise, experiences and best practices, and we are preparing to announce the results of a new round of the award within the next few weeks, adding to the balance of the growing and distinguished relations between the two countries.

The joint cooperation projects between the two sides also included strengthening the mechanisms of digital transformation and institutional development, as the efforts of the two sides resulted in developing an integrated strategy for the development of government services, and the establishment of a group of Egypt service centers, the first of which will be opened in Aswan before the end of this year, in addition to the achievements in The file of government capacity building in the areas of promoting a culture of innovation, strategic directions for foreseeing the future, as well as the government communication strategy.

Within the framework of the importance of the strategic relationship between the two countries, the common desire to expand the launch of promising investment partnerships that reflects the capabilities and competitive advantages that the two countries enjoy, should work to maximize benefit from them in order to achieve the interests of the two brotherly peoples, which represented the starting point for establishing a joint strategic investment platform. Between the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and the Abu Dhabi Holding Company, which took place under the umbrella of the protocol signed on November 14, 2019, to pump joint investments in excess of $20 billion to implement economic and development projects. The integrated industrial partnership also brings us together with Jordan and Bahrain; To achieve sustainable economic development in five promising industrial fields, including agriculture, food, fertilizers, minerals, and petrochemicals, which came to support the economic and investment relations between the two countries, which were not affected by the crises in the world, as the two sides have been discussing several projects and investment opportunities in sectors Different interests of the two countries.

At the conclusion of her speech, she stressed the Egyptian state’s constant keenness to continue fruitful and distinguished cooperation and coordination with the United Arab Emirates in various fields, in order to consolidate the foundations of close development cooperation between the two sides.

I wish all those present success and success and our two sister countries further progress and prosperity, and that this celebration represents a milestone in the history of bilateral relations, and lays the foundation for a new, more distinguished and profound phase in the relations between the two countries. Celebrating the centenary of these unique and distinguished relationships.

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