Al-Sisi says Egypt committed to Gulf security

20 January 2015

Egyptian president was speaking on first official UAE state visit

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the country is committed to protecting the security of the Gulf.

Speaking at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Al-Sisi said the Arabian Gulf was a “red line” with regards to security, and Egypt was committed to helping protect the security of its “Arab brothers”.

Al-Sisi attended the conference with Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

Al-Sisi also says that Egypt is committed to utilising renewable energy to meet demand for electricity. He told the summit that renewable energy would play an important role in meeting the rapid growth in demand for power in Egypt.

As part of his first official visit to the UAE as Egyptian president, Al-Sisi said Cairo was committed to delivering the 4,300MW direct proposal renewables programme within the next three years.

Clean-coal and nuclear power would also play an important part in meeting the supply-demand gap.

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