Egypt stated on Sunday evening its strong condemnation of the sabotage of four vessels near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian foreign ministry.
"Egypt also condemns all acts that would harm the Emirati national security of the Emirati national security and the safety of its land and maritime borders" the statement read.
The statement stressed on the solidarity of the Egyptian government and people with the people and government of the botherly UAE against all challenges it might face as well as confronting all attempts to destabilise the UAE," the statement added.
The Egyptian foreign ministry highlighted the strong and special relations between Egypt and UAE, stressing the two countries joint work to face all threats against both countries national security, and taking all procedures necessary to maintain the security, stability and welfare of the people of the Emirates, the statement added.
Earlier Sunday, the UAE reported that four commercial vessels were subjected to sabotage in the Gulf of Oman near its territorial waters just outside the strait of Hormuz.