Author(s): Hossam Bahgat, Mostafa Mohie
A number of documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry that were recently released by Wikileaks have cast light on Egypt’s capricious relationship with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has swung between alternate extremes over the past four years depending on the political alignments of the Egyptian administration that was in power.
Former presidential candidate and Hosni Mubarak-era figure Ahmed Shafiq, who has been living in the UAE since his loss to ousted President Mohamed Morsi in the 2012 elections, pops up in several of the cables.
One cable — of which two pages were published by Wikileaks, with Mada Masr exclusively publishing the third and final page — notes a state of apprehension within Emirati political, popular and media circles regarding the outcome of the 2012 vote…
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