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Egypt’s Pope Tawadros meets Saudi King Salman in Cairo

This is the first ever meeting between the head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox and a Saudi monarch

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Apr 2016
Pope Tawadros, King Salman
Saudi King Salman meets with Egypt's Pope Tawadros in Cairo on 8 April 2016 (Photo courtesy of Saudi Press Agency)
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Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II met Friday Saudi King Salman, in the first meeting of its kind, as the Saudi monarch continues a five-day visit to Cairo, state news agency MENA reported.

During the meeting, Tawadros expressed his gratitude for Saudi support of Egypt, emphasising the depth and strength of Egyptian-Saudi relations throughout history.

The Coptic pope also emphasised that religion is a relationship between man and god, and that all religions call for tolerance and coexistence.

Tawadros also expressed his appreciation for the care of the Saudi kingdom towards all Egyptian workers in the Arab Gulf country.

This is the first ever meeting between the head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox and a Saudi monarch.

The meeting took place at the king’s residence in Cairo.

Salman, who arrived in Cairo Friday,  has signed a number of economic accords, including the framework for a number of loans signed in March, worth over $20 billion.

The king is expected to give a speech in front of Egypt's parliament Sunday.

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Allen
09-04-2016 07:25pm
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Very decent for the Coptic Pope to express gratitude on behalf of all Egyptians.
The shame of it all is the fact that this is only the first time a Saudi Monarch meets a Pope.
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
09-04-2016 05:32pm
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Egypt...EL SISI
.. Religion is a relationship between man and god, and that all religions call for tolerance and coexistence. YES.. IF THIS BEAUTIFUL IDEOLOGY AND INTELLIGENT WAY OF THINKING ARE PRACTICED BY ALL HUMANS ... THE WHOLE PLANET WOULD BE COEXISTING TOGETHER IN PEACE AND LOVE..AND THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS ALL ABOUT..
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