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The United Arab Emirates, which is backing Egypt with billions of dollars in aid, said its ally needs to shore up public finances and invest in infrastructure to revive an economy battered by unrest.Sultan al-Jaber, the U.A.E. minister overseeing aid to Egypt, also urged institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to show flexibility in dealing with the new leadership in Cairo.The U.A.E., Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have pledged about $15 billion in aid to Egypt since Morsi's ouster.Jaber flies to Egypt regularly for talks with Egyptian officials and to inspect projects.The U.A.E.'s foreign minister said last week its search for partners to support Egypt included the IMF and the World Bank.
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