Abu Dhabi crown prince makes unannounced visit to Cairo

Such visits are frequently accompanied by aid disbursements from UAE to cash-strapped Egypt

Abu Dhabi crown prince makes unannounced visit to Cairo

World Bulletin / News Desk

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed arrived in Egyptian capital Cairo on Thursday for an unannounced visit, according to a source at Cairo’s international airport.

The source, who spoke anonymously as he was not authorized to speak to the media, said bin Zayed had been received at the airport by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The visit by the oil-rich emirate’s crown prince is his third to Cairo within the last six months.

According to reports in the Arabic-language media, bin Zayed’s visits are frequently accompanied by aid disbursements from the United Arab Emirates to cash-strapped Egypt.

After the crown prince visited Cairo in April, the UAE announced a $4-billion aid disbursement, half of which was deposited in Egypt’s central bank while the other half came in the form of investment.

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2016, 14:55
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