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Egypt’s interim president chooses Saudi Arabia for first official foreign visit

Egypt’s Interim President Adly Mansour will make his first official visit to Saudi Arabia on 7 October, followed by brief trips to the UAE and Kuwait

Ahram Online, Thursday 26 Sep 2013
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Egypt’s Interim President Adly Mansour will visit Saudi Arabia on the 7 October, his first official foreign visit since he came to power on 4 July, Al-Ahram Arabic reported Thursday.

Mansour will meet with Saudi King Abdullah, crown prince and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz and Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal, sources told Al-Ahram.

During this short visit Mansour will also make brief trips to the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

These three Persian Gulf countries have offered 12 billion dollars in aid to Egypt following the military ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July amid mass protests calling for his departure.

Mansour, the former head of the Egypt's High Constitutional Court, was sworn in as interim president in accordance with the demands of the Tamarod Movement, the youth group that spearheaded the protests leading to Morsi’s removal.

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