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Saudi King Salman in Egypt on 5-day trip

King Salman Bin Abdel-Aziz is expected to stay for five days in the first official state visit by the Saudi monarch since ascending to the Saudi throne in January 2015

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Apr 2016
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A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on April 7, 2016 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz reviewing troops before a meeting in the capital Cairo. Saudi King Salman started a five-day visit to Cairo in a show of support for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with the leaders due to sign a raft of investment deals. (Photo: AFP)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdel-Aziz arrives in Egypt Thursday in his first official state visit to Cairo since ascending to the Saudi throne in January 2015.

The trip is expected to last for five days.

Salman was greeted by the Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi upon arrival Thursday.

During Salman's visit, Egypt will sign four funding accords with Saudi Arabia worth roughly $22 billion, to come into effect Friday, according to official sources.

El-Sisi and the Saudi king are expected to meet on Friday in a plenary session to discuss regional and international issues as well as bilateral relations.

A press conference by both presidents is expected following the session.

The Saudi king is also expected to visit Egypt's parliament on Sunday.

Deputy head of the parliament Soliman Wahdan added that Salman may give a speech during his what he described as a "historic visit" to parliament.

Salman previously visited Egypt's southern Sinai city of Sharm El-Sheikh in March 2015 for the Arab League summit.

The Egyptian presidency described Salman's visit to Cairo as "crowning the close brotherly ties between the two countries."

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir described the visit as "historic."

Saudi Arabia has supported Cairo with billions of dollars in aid, grants, oil products and cash deposits to help buoy the country's economy following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. 

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Neo
08-04-2016 04:59pm
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Enough of meaningful comments?
Have we had enough of the meaningful; only the banal would suffice?
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shanwari
07-04-2016 08:31pm
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did this king build up any university?
Muslim's are need Education but king is not car of Education all Ruler's of Arab are passing by luxury life the End is very bad for those Ruler
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Neo
07-04-2016 04:36pm
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Strategic Investments
The sooner we move to strategic investment relationship vs. tactical stop gap measures, the sooner the relationship becomes sustainable. Egypt needs to develop a 5-year investment plan worth say $100b with Saudi; $20b in each of the critical sector to the economy (Energy, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Education, and Healthcare). These investments have to be based on Economic Plan (which is still absent). Saudi needs to make a competitive ROI on these investments to commit. These investments/plans need have full feasibility with job and economic impact. Isn’t it time for Egypt to get more strategic and more professional in its approach to regional investors than just asking them to support the ailing foreign reserve, short-term oil supply, or funding the budget deficits? The other advantage of Strategic investments with ROI is that Egypt does NOT have to compromise on its foreign policy or religious moderation!
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koli
07-04-2016 03:11pm
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sisi should get a lesson from Turkey
How fast Turkey become first world country because mr Erdogan is a faithful person not dictator Turkey going well but Egyptian army putt Egypt development a reverse gar
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shanwari
07-04-2016 03:06pm
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what they did for the nation?
Oil rich country can not build up any university can not build up any defence power only only Enjoying themselves luxury life car's and womens only we do not expect any good roles a good deeds from tem
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fudi
07-04-2016 12:34pm
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useless unity
King salam only worry of his Rule nothing else did saudi build up any muslims university? Did saydi calling a intelligence Muslim's boys to makkah madia for Education? How iran making and calling to Qum ?did sisi worry of muslims? Useless leaders muslim umma got
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