UAE wise leadership backs Egypt, says Al Jaber

UAE wise leadership backs Egypt, says Al Jaber

SHARM AL SHEIKH, 14th March, 2015 (WAM) -- Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Coordination Office of UAE-funded Development Projects in Egypt, has affirmed that the directives of the UAE wise leadership to support Egypt.

Al Jaber was addressing the main session at Egypt Economic Development Conference, which will conclude on Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

"We, in the United Arab Emirates, are proud of the strength, depth and breadth of our relationship with the Arab Republic of Egypt, a relationship whose foundations were laid by our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan."

He added that it is a relationship that continues to develop and grow day by day under the wise and visionary leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates.

He also said, "As you are all aware, from the end of 2010 to June 2013, Egypt passed through a critical period that had adverse effects on its stability and economy. And it is to that end that the UAE leadership stood firmly by the people of Egypt, and directed me to handle this portfolio. It is why a joint UAE/Egypt task force was formed to achieve social and economic stability and development."

The UAE Minister of State added that following discussions between the two countries, it was immediately evident that priority areas would emerge in infrastructure and development projects and will address the needs that cut across energy, housing, food security, education, vocational training, healthcare and transportation fields. "Every one of these projects are specifically aimed at impacting the daily lives of the Egyptian people."

He brought to attention the fact that in order to achieve quick and tangible results, the leadership of the UAE gave directions to adopt a new and unique approach of working hand in hand with Egyptian partners in a tangible manner by being present and on the ground. He added, "Today, we are proud to claim that this new approach has resulted in 900,000 jobs, benefitting nearly 10million Egyptians."

Al Jaber said, "Allow me here to say that this would not have been possible, had it not been for the collaborative spirit and efforts of our Egyptian partners and the UAE- Egypt Task Force. This spirit of camaraderie has vastly contributed to the realisation of the majority of these important projects in such a short period of time. It has also been the reason we have been able to make a substantial contribution to the development of a sustainable Economic Recovery Plan. This is what a constructive and engaging relationship can accomplish.'' >> More>>