Egyptian President El-Sisi visits United Arab Emirates for bilateral talks

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi is visiting the United Arab Emirates, a staunch ally that has provided billions of dollars in aid to his country’s economy.

State-run news agency WAM says Sisi is accompanied by Egypt’s foreign and investment ministers on his two-day visit.

El-Sisi’s visit comes 24 hours after the UAE brokered a meeting between Libya’s Fayez el-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar.

Egypt has received more than $20 billion in aid from Gulf countries that supported the overthrow of Sisi’s predecessor Mohamed Morsi.

Last year alone, the UAE pledged $5 billion to Egypt, which has been plagued by economic instability.

The United Arab Emirates and Egypt are also joint allies of Haftar whose forces control most of eastern Libya, including its key oil ports.