The fourth session of the UAE-Egypt consular consultations committee was held yesterday morning under the chairmanship of Mansour Abdel Kareem Al Faheem, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Consular and Development of Proceeds, and Yasser Mahmoud Hashim, Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs and Egyptians Abroad.
At the meeting, which was held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs premises in Abu Dhabi, both sides discussed several issues of mutual concern between the UAE and Egypt and the implementation and development of joint plans, as well as ways of enhancing their future consular cooperation.
Al Faheem conveyed the greetings of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to the Egyptian side, wishing them success.
He also praised the UAE-Egypt ties, while stressing the UAE’s desire and interest to promote these relations, reflecting the aspirations and directives of both countries leadership.
Al Faheem noted that the relations between the two countries have witnessed considerable progress, and positively reflected on the overall ties at the political, economic, cultural, social, and commercial levels. He also pointed out that these relations are based on understanding, mutual respect and a common desire to develop them.
The UAE’s official also pointed out that this type of relationship has been positively reflected through the signing of many agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, with the aim of facilitating consular services for the citizens of both countries.
Hashim, in turn, lauded the development of relations between the UAE and Egypt during the previous years, especially in the area of consular cooperation.
The Egyptian official also praised the consular achievements of the UAE, which is one of the pioneers in this area, while stressing that his country aspires to develop further coordination and exchange consular knowledge, to benefit the citizens of both countries.
The meeting was attended by officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Interior, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, as well as specialised authorities in Egypt.