Crown Prince, Foreign Minister receive Egyptian official

January 5, 2013

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz received Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and his accompanying delegation in Riyadh this morning. At the outset of the meeting, Amr delivered a message from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Then, the two sides discussed the latest international and regional developments, as well as prospects for bilateral cooperation.

The Egyptian delegation was also received today by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal. Following their meeting, the two foreign ministers participated in a press conference at the Foreign Ministry, during which they reaffirmed the depth of Saudi-Egyptian relations. “The talk about Saudi-Egyptian relations is a talk about a long history and tradition between the two sisterly countries, which are bound by strong links, mutual respect and close relations at all levels,” Prince Saud stated. He noted that a number of topics were reviewed during the meeting, including joint investments, economic aid, the crisis in Syria, the Palestinian cause, and the Iranian nuclear file.

For his part, Amr also stressed the historical ties between Egypt and the Kingdom. Furthermore, he pointed out the large investment opportunities for Saudis in his country, especially in the field of renewable energy.