Egypt's Sisi meets with chairman of Saudi Shura Council in Cairo

Ahram Online, Tuesday 25 Dec 2018


Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday with chairman of the Saudi Shura Council Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al-Sheikh and an accompanying parliamentary delegation, a statement by El-Sisi's spokesperson Bassam Rady read.

The meeting was attended by Egypt's parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal and the Saudi Chargé d'affaires in Cairo Osama bin Ahmed Nuqali.

El-Sisi welcomed the president of the Saudi Shura Council and asked that his greetings be conveyed to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, highlighting the strength of Egyptian-Saudi relations.

El-Sisi also praised the position of the Saudi leadership and people towards Egypt on all levels, which reflect the historical ties, deep-rooted relations and the strong strategic alliance between the two countries.

The president also highlighted the importance of communication between the two countries on the parliamentary level.

Al-Sheikh conveyed to the president the greetings of the Saudi monarch and the Crown Prince, expressing Saudi Arabia's pride in working closely with Egypt.

Al-Sheikh hailed the Egyptian government's development efforts, especially on the economy through the development of infrastructure and the establishment of giant national projects.

He also praised Egypt's role as the central pillar for the security and stability of the Arab world.

The meeting also discussed various aspects of bilateral relations, as well as consultation on the latest developments in the region.

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