In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, third left, of the Muslim Brotherhood walks with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, third right, Saudi Prince of Mecca, Khaled al Faisal, second right, and Saudi Ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan, right, at the al-Salam palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: AP)
President Mohamed Morsi returned to Cairo on Thursday afternoon after a visit to Saudi Arabia – the first he has undertaken to a foreign country after taking office. The newly elected president held talks with King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman ibn Abdel-Aziz regarding the future of Egyptian-Saudi relations and how to endorse economic and investment projects between the two countries.
Talks also covered the conditions of Egyptians in Saudi Arabia. According to Yasser Ali, the official spokesperson, Morsi received a comprehensive file from Saudi officials on Egyptian detainees.
Together with a delegation of Egyptian officials including the head of intelligence Mourad Mowafi, Morsi and his wife performed a quick ‘umrah (or mini pilgrimage) while there.
At the Egyptian consulate in Jeddah, Morsi met with members of the Egyptian community in Saudi Arabia and to discuss the conditions of their life.