The UAE and Egypt will mark five decades of bilateral relations between the two countries with a three-day celebration – under the theme ‘One Heart’ – in Cairo, starting on Wednesday, October 26.
The event will be attended by ministers and officials from the UAE and Egypt, and around 1,800 Emirati and Egyptian personalities, including politicians, senior officials, businessmen, intellectuals, creators, media professionals and public figures.
Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, highlighted that the event reflects the strength of the UAE-Egypt bonds, affirming that the celebrations mark a qualitative step towards strengthening cooperation between the two countries in all fields.
“The UAE-Egypt historical relations represent a distinguished model for the bilateral relations between Arab countries based on integration and common interests. These strong ties are not limited to the diplomatic and leadership level only, but also includes the peoples of the two countries,” he added.
The celebrations will kick off with an opening address by Abdel Fattah El Sisi, followed by Prime Minister Mostafa Kamal Madbouly.
Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab League Secretary-General, will also participate in the first day of the event, in addition to a number of sessions presenting a series of successful stories of Emirati and Egyptian companies.
Under the title “UAE-Egypt relations… An Integrated Economic Partnership”, UAE Minister of Economy Abdulla bin Touq, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi and Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala Al Saeed, Egypt’s Minister of Industry and Trade Ahmed Samirwill discuss the depth of the bilateral relations in the economic and industrial sectors.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World, will be discussing Ain Sokhna port project, and the future investments of DP World in the Egyptian market.
Additionally, a special concert titled “Umm Kulthum in Abu Dhabi” will be organised on the first day.
The second day’s agenda will start with a talk by Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President, discussing the UAE-Egypt political relation and its role in building Arab strategic depth.
Furthermore, the second day will include a main session for Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth, and Egyptian counterpart Nevin Al Kilani.
The cultural forum will highlight the most important milestones in the UAE-Egypt relationship in the field of media, culture, arts, and the common history, in addition to a series of sessions on sports, media and cultural topics, as well as a number of dialogues and discussions with Emirati and Egyptian diplomats, and a group of media professionals from the government and private sectors in the two countries.