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Saudi Crown Prince Kicks off Regional Tour in Egypt

Saudi Crown Prince Kicks off Regional Tour in Egypt

Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 - 04:15
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by Sisi upon his arrival in Cairo. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, arrived in Egypt on Monday as part of a regional tour that will take him to Jordan and Turkey.

He arrived in Cairo at the head of a high-ranking delegation and was received by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said the visit will include bilateral talks between Crown Prince Mohammed and Sisi that will cover relations between their countries and ways of bolstering them in various fields.

They will also cover regional and international political developments as part of the deep strategic partnership between Riyadh and Cairo.

Crown Prince Mohammed embarked on his tour at the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz with the aim of boosting the Kingdom's relations with "friendly" countries. He will meet with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Turkey.

This is the Saudi royal's fourth visit in five years to Egypt, which demonstrates his keenness on Egypt and the close ties that bind their leaderships.

Saudi Arabia is also keen on supporting Egypt's security and stability, which Riyadh has expressed on numerous occasions.

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