ABU DHABI, 1st December 2016 (WAM) – President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, arrived in Abu Dhabi today on a two-day visit to the UAE, during which he will attend the country’s celebrations of the 45th National Day anniversary.
He was received at the Presidential Airport by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
President el-Sisi was accorded with an official reception, where the national anthems of both countries were played, followed by a 21-gun salute to honour the guest.
The President of Egypt then shook hands with the Sheikhs and senior officials, while His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed greeted the Egyptian officials accompanying President el-Sisi.
Also receiving President el-Sisi at the airport were Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region, H.H. Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, 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, H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the State Security Department, H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council