The UAE’s Firm Support for Egypt

  • 5 June 2014

The congratulatory cable sent by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him) to Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, after he was elected President of the Arab Republic of Egypt with majority of votes, embodies the historic and brotherly ties between the two countries and their people. In his cable, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his sincere wishes and success to Al-Sissi in leading Egypt on the path of greater stability and development. The cable is a message from the UAE leader expressing his support for people and government of Egypt in economic, political and social fields, and to face any potential challenges that may prevent the Egyptian people from achieving security and dignity.

The brotherly people of Egypt have patiently endured a lot of economic and political turmoil. However, they emerged triumphant following the march of millions in transparent elections the integrity of which was witnessed by everybody. This has announced the beginning of a new phase of history, and charted the course for the country’s quest for stability, development, progress and prosperity. Roughly 24 million Egyptians, at home and abroad, put their full trust in President Al-Sissi, who responded to the will of the millions who took to the streets on 30 June 2013. Such a large turnout truly reflects the will of the Egyptians who want to end this period of injustice, conspiracies, false promises, vague slogans and extremism all of which weakened Egypt’s security and marred its future.

Millions of people who took to the streets in different parts of Egypt rejoiced and were optimistic about the future. They celebrated the victory of president-elect and the defeat of a handful of gamblers who believed they could isolate Egypt from its brotherly Arab and Islamic countries. They did not realize that both have shared destiny. However, the reality of historic relations between Egypt and its Arab and Gulf brothers will become evident in the future. “We are moving with honest determination and a strong will to support our brothers in Egypt; dear to all of us at all levels, and to stand by their side in all circumstances,” His Highness Shaikh Khalifa’s cable said.

This is the reality of the strength of this relationship. The statement of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces – that the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan are in support of the generous initiative made by His Majesty, Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia to hold a donor conference for Egypt’s brothers and friends – is a promise that the support for the brotherly people of Egypt will continue.

We extend our congratulations to the Egyptian people for this election and the victory of will for the unity of Egypt, security and prosperity, as well as its return to the Arab and Islamic world, with all pride and dignity.