Egypt's Sisi receives Saudi King Salman in Sharm El-Sheikh

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Feb 2019

Egypt's Sisi receives Saudi King Salman in Sharm El-Sheikh (Photo: Courtesy of the Egyptian presidency spokesperson's Facebook page)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday afternoon at Sharm El-Sheikh airport, ahead of the first joint summit of Arab League and European Union leaders.

An official reception ceremony was held for Salman upon his arrival, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.

The EU said climate change, terrorism and security migration development will be up for discussion during the two-day summit, which begins on Sunday.

A total of 24 leaders from the bloc’s 28 member states, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as the leaders of 21 Arab countries, will take part.

Egypt’s foreign ministry said the gathering will also focus on Middle East stability, terrorism, illegal migration and the influx of refugees into Europe.

Other Arab leaders who arrived in Sharm El-Sheikh Saturday include the presidents of Yemen, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco and Somalia. 


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