21 March 2019 12:53 PM

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince's Visit

Sunday، 04 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi Sunday 4/3/2018 welcomed at Cairo Airport Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, the Saudi crown Prince, the Deputy Premier and Defense Minister who is paying a three day official visit. The Saudi crown prince is accompanied by a number of the Saudi Ministers and senior officials.

President Sisi and the Crown prince then headed for the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis where they held a tete a tete meeting, followed by expanded talks at the level of the two countries delegations. President Sisi welcomed the Saudi crown prince visit, the first official one since he took over as Crown Prince.

The meeting addressed different aspects of bilateral relations mainly the economic and investment ones. President Sisi and the Saudi Crown Prince agreed to continue facing interference in regional affairs.

Plans to launch further joint projects were also reviewed, taking into account promising investment opportunities enjoyed by the two countries, especially in the field of tourism investment in the Red Sea. The two sides also discussed recent regional developments.

Sisi and Prince Mohammed agreed on continuing joint efforts to reach settlements to the current crises in various countries in the region with the aim of putting an end to human suffering, preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of these countries and safeguarding the capabilities of its peoples.

The two sides stressed the need to continue working together to address regional attempts aiming at dividing the Arab countries, and to form a united front to face risks and challenges facing the region.

It is worth mentioning that President Sisi visited Saudi Arabia last April where he met the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and visited it again last May to attend the Islamic-American Summit.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also visited Cairo and met President Sisi in July 2015 and in April 2016  with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Press

Saudi press

Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials on Monday 5/3/2018 a number of issues at local, regional and international arenas.

Okaz and Al-Riyadh newspapers commented on the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense to Egypt, saying every time, the Saudi foreign diplomacy confirms that it is a decision maker, not only for the interests of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but also for Arab and Islamic worlds, noting that HRH Crown Prince's current tour aims to strengthen relations between the Kingdom and key countries in the region and the world, consolidate the image of the Saudi diplomacy concerning with the security of the region and the world, promote positive partnerships and maintain a balanced performance in oil markets.

It added that HRH Crown Prince's visit to Cairo comes within the framework of the Arab consensus as the 29th Arab Summit will be held in Riyadh in mid-March and the region is undergoing transformations that must be dealt with according to circumstances and situations, indicating that the Kingdom and Egypt have common interests and close ties in all fields always being documented through further cooperation mechanisms leading to the best possible results for their development and enhancement.

SPA

Responses

Saudi CP's visit to Egypt asserts strategic bilateral relations

Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's visit to Egypt reflects the strength of bilateral strategic relations, Egypt's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Nasser Hamdi said on Sunday 4/3/2018.

In exclusive statements to Extra News television channel, Hamdi said the visit comes as part of continued close coordination between both countries on the various regional issues.

The ambassador indicated that security in the Middle East and the Gulf region is part and parcel of Egypt's security, referring to joint efforts to deal with the current developments across the region.

Projects related to power interconnection agreements between both countries will also be followed up during this visit, Hamdi added.

MENA

Activity

Sunday 4/3/2018

- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received at Cairo airport Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Mohamed bin Salman. Bin Salman's three-day visit comes at an invitation from President Sisi.

- President Sisi and Saudi CP Bin Salman agreed to continue facing interference in regional affairs. President Sisi hailed deeply-rooted relations binding Egypt and Saudi Arabia, affirming the country's keenness to boost them at all levels. The president added that current major challenges in the Middle East required mutual coordination between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. For his part, Bin Salman expressed the hope that the visit would add momentum to strategic relations between the two countries at the official and popular levels, and strengthen bilateral cooperation in all fields, thus contributing to strengthening unity of Arab and Islamic joint action in the face of dangers. The meeting dwelt on various aspects of bilateral relations, especially at the economic and investment levels. Plans to launch further joint projects were also reviewed, taking into account promising investment opportunities enjoyed by the two countries, especially in the field of tourism investment in the Red Sea. The two sides also discussed recent regional developments. Mutual understandings were found on various regional issues. Sisi and Prince Mohammed agreed on continuing joint efforts to reach settlements to the current crises in various countries in the region with the aim of putting an end to human suffering, preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of these countries and safeguarding the capabilities of its peoples. The two sides