CAIRO: Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim left for the United Arab Emirates Sunday in a three-day visit to discuss police cooperation with the Gulf state, according to a ministry statement.
Ibrahim, who was appointed by former President Mohamed Morsi in January 2013, is the head of a security delegation that will meet with top UAE police chiefs to expand cooperation in intelligence, countering terrorism, arresting suspects, smuggling and crime.
The visit was invited by Ibrahim’s UAE counterpart Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, also Deputy Prime Minister. Both countries are members of Interpol.
Egypt-UAE relations have improved greatly since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, after the UAE announced in January 2014 that it caught a “Muslim Brotherhood cell” that recruits members and wires large amounts of money to the mother group in Egypt.
The UAE has also pumped funds and investments into Egypt to help revive its neighbor’s economy.