CAIRO: ARAB NEWS
Published — Saturday 31 August 2013
Last update 31 August 2013 4:10 am
One of the major squares in Luxor in Upper Egypt has been given the name of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah in recognition of the Kingdom’s support for Egypt against terrorism, an official said.
“Giving King Abdullah’s name to the major square in the province is a gesture of appreciation of the people of Luxor to the king who saved Egypt from the claws of foreign powers who wanted to interfere in the country’s internal matters,” Luxor Gov. Maj. Gen. Tareq Saad El-Dine said in a statement to the media.
The square will be opened after renovating it to match the new name. He added that a large photo of the king will be unveiled at the square when it opens in September. Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Kattan will also be invited for the event, he said.
He said people in the province have already put a photo of the King Abdullah close to the headquarters of the governorate to express their appreciation for him.
The major streets and buildings in the city are also been decorated with the king’s photo, the Saudi Press Agency reported.