Cairo – The UAE affirmed its determination to ensure uninterrupted global oil supplies and the safety of maritime navigation, vowing to stand up to any menacing threats to the global economy by any party "whosoever".
"The myriad challenges besetting the region entails an efficient pan-Arab re-action that protects the supreme interests of Arab nation and helps achieve their peoples' ambitions for security, stability and peace," said Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and UAE Armed Forces Deputy Supreme Commander Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.
He made the statements during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, who re-affirmed his country's solidarity with the UAE and Saudi Arabia against all attempts to undermine their security and stability.
"Targeting tankers and oil facilities is a grave development that poses a significant menacing threat to the entire world, not to the affected countries only," said Shaikh Mohamed, hailing Egypt’s supportive stance toward UAE and Saudi Arabia.
He underscored the pivotal role played by Egypt as a major Arab power that enjoys a significant clout on the regional and world stage.
The Egyptian president reiterated his condemnation of the sabotage acts against four commercial vessels off the UAE waters and the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, decrying the two developments as a menacing threat to regional and international security.