Head of Egypt's intelligence heads to Saudia Arabia

Ahram Online, Tuesday 13 Mar 2012

General Murad Muwafi to discuss Syria and ways to improve Egyptian-Saudi cooperation

General Murad Muwafi, the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence left Cairo on Tuesday for a visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

During the two-day visit Muwafi will discuss developments in the region including the Syrian crisis and ways to improve cooperation between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, US General Ronald Burgess, Defense Intelligence Agency Director has arrived in Egypt and is expected to meet with several Egyptian officials to discuss the situation in Syria. General Burgess will also hold talks about the foreign funding case in which several foreign and domestic NGO workers were being charged by Egyptian authorities for working without a government license and recieving foreign funds. The trial is still ongoing, though a travel ban was lifted earlier this month, allowing a handful of foreign workers were allowed to leave the country.

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