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Saudi Crown Prince Salman to attend El-Sisi inauguration

Two Saudi delegations in Cairo to prepare for the arrival of Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Ahram Online , Friday 6 Jun 2014
Salman Bin Abdul Aziz
Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia (Photo:Reuters)
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A Saudi Arabian delegation arrived at Cairo airport on Friday in advance of the kingdom's Crown Prince Salman, who is planning to attend the inauguration of Egyptian President-Elect Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday.

The nine-member delegation is in Cairo to prepare for Salman's visit, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic news website. Another Saudi delegation arrived on Wednesday to make necessary preparations for Salman's visit.

Saudi Arabia has been a key supporter of Egypt since the popularly-backed ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July. The kingdom, along with Kuwait and the UAE, has pledged $15 billion to Egypt in aid since the ouster.

This week, Saudi's King Abdullah has called for international efforts to raise aid to combat Egypt’s economic crisis.

Cairo airport is on high alert as Egypt expects the arrival of a number of foreign leaders and delegations for the swearing-in ceremony.

El-Sisi won a landslide in last week’s presidential election, gaining almost 97 percent of the vote.

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