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UAE sends food aid to Egypt

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L) meets Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) on 1 December 2016 [Egyptian Presidency / Anadolu Agency]
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (L) meets Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) on 1 December 2016 [Egyptian Presidency / Anadolu Agency]

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday sent a plane containing 46 metric tonnes of food to Egypt, as part of the Gulf country's humanitarian initiatives during the Holy month of Ramadan.

"The food supplies sent by the UAE to the brotherly Egypt are part of the provision of humanitarian supplies to families in Egypt this holy month," the UAE Ambassador to Egypt, Hamad Saeed Al-Shamsi, was quoted by the official Emirates News Agency (WAM) as saying.

"The UAE and Egypt share close historical ties, and they collaborate in many fields," Al-Shamsi added, noting that the leadership of the two countries were "keen to develop and strengthen these relations to serve common interests."

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