Sisi receives Saudi Crown Prince in Cairo

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, arrived in Egypt on Monday evening in the third leg of his tour of the Arab countries after visits to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

On arrival at Cairo International Airport from Bahrain, the Crown Prince was received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The talks between the two leaders are expected to figure ways to further strengthen bilateral relations. Osama Nuqali, ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Egypt and to the Arab League, hailed the importance of the visit of Muhammad Bin Salman, which is the second this year since he assumed the office of the Crown Prince, noting that it confirms the strength of the bilateral relations between the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The visit was an extension of the bilateral visits between the two countries, headed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and President El-Sisi, which led to the consolidation and deepening of bilateral relations in all fields, and these included the signing of several agreements aimed at serving the common interests and taking the level of existing relations to a broader and more comprehensive horizons, benefitting the people of the two countries, he said. Nuqali highlighted the joint Saudi and Egyptian efforts to spread the message of love, peace and serving humanity in all fields, including confronting extremism, violence and terrorism.

The Crown Prince arrived in Egypt after his visit to Bahrain where he met with King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain and other leaders. During the talks, the King said that his country completely rejects attempts to tarnish the reputation of Saudi Arabia. King Hamad reiterated Bahrain’s solidarity with Saudi Arabia during the talks.

The king affirmed that Saudi Arabia is a state of security, safety, justice and rights that are safeguarded. Saudi Arabia will always remain strong and able to deter all attempts to undermine its security and stability and the systematic campaigns to interfere in its internal affairs through staged campaigns, malicious allegations and false claims, he added.

Source: International Islamic News Agency