Abu Dhabi, Oct 26 (IANS/WAM) Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem El Beblawi expressed gratitude to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for supporting the Egyptian people.
In a meeting with members of the Egyptian community in Abu Dhabi Friday, Al Beblawi said UAE's stance had ushered in a new phase for the historic ties between the two countries.
"The UAE has been extending support to Egypt in political, economic and investment fronts. Moreover, the UAE diplomacy played a key role in rallying support for the revolution among several countries and, needless to say, its financial support has helped Egypt avert many crises," he said.
On the current situation in Egypt, Al Beblawi said: "The government cannot restore stability by 100 percent but it is working very hard to regain the feeling of security and is already making huge progress. The average Egyptian citizen feels now there is a government protecting lives and properties."
"I am very upbeat about the future of Egypt, but that does not mean things will be easy. Egypt is now like a recovering patient who needs to be attended to carefully," the prime minister said.