World Bulletin/News Desk
Egyptian military chief and Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Friday discussed the latest developments in the country with Saudi Kind Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz and United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nuhayyan.
UAE President and Abu Dhabi Emir Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday night received a telephone call from General Abdul Fatah Al Sisi, Commander-in-chief of Egypt's Armed Forces and Minister of Defence.
Al Sisi briefed the UAE President on the latest developments in Egypt, according to a report in GulfNews.
General Al Sisi expressed his gratitude to the UAE President and his country’s support of the military coup which toppled Egypt’s elected president Muhammad Mursi, and wished bilateral ties for further progress and prosperity.
The Saudi Press agency said King Abdullah received a phone call from the Egyptian military chief, who announced Wednesday a roadmap for the future that included naming the constitutional court head as new interim president.
The monarchs of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two states that have sparred with the Muslim Brotherhood, were both quick to welcome the military coup which ousted Mursi with King Abdullah being the first Arab and foreign leader to congratulate interim president Adly Mansour after his swearing-in ceremony.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia offered his congratulations to Adli Mansour, the former chief of Egypt’s supreme court, who was sworn in as interim president on Thursday.
In a cable to Mansour, the Saudi monarch praised the Egyptian army, according to Majalla.
The president of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, also sent a congratulatory cable to Mansour.
The UAE’s foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, paid tribute to Egypt’s army for its role in ensuring Mursi’s downfall.
Saudi-Egyptian relations took a downturn under now deposed President Mohammad Morsi.
There was a tension in relations with the UAE under Morsi.
Prior to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which toppled Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and persecuted for six decades.Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Temmuz 2013, 15:53