Pope Tawadros II will meet with the UAE's president for talks during a five-day trip.
The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, travelled to the United Arab Emirates`s capital Abu Dhabi on Friday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
A number of officials greeted the cleric on arrival, including Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, the country’s minister of state, and Egyptian Ambassador Ihab Hamouda.
Tawadros, who travelled on a special presidential plane, will be in the UAE for five days.
It is his first visit to the Gulf state since he became head of the church in November 2012....