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Egypt’s Sisi Visits Riyadh after Saudi Royal Shakeup

3 May 2015 11:37


Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi arrived Saturday in Saudi capital Riyadh, three days after a major royal shakeup in the kingdom.

On Wednesday, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz named a new crown prince, deputy crown prince and foreign minister.

Al-Sisi was welcomed at the Riyadh Airbase Airport by New Crown Prince Mohamed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, according to the official SPA news agency.

The Egyptian leader is expected to hold talks with King Salman on bilateral relations and a host of issues of mutual concern, the agency said.

The Egyptian Presidency said that al-Sisi will extend his congratulations to bin Nayef and bin Salman for their appointments heirs to the throne.

Saturday’s visit is the third by al-Sisi to Saudi Arabia this year.

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