Egyptian parliament welcomes visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is touring various Arab nations. (File/SPA)
Updated 26 November 2018
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Egyptian parliament welcomes visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s planned visit to Egypt was well received by members of the Egyptian parliament
  • President Abdel El-Sisi and the crown prince are keen to discuss various issues

CAIRO: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s planned visit to Egypt was well received by members of the Egyptian parliament, who said that the visit emphasises the “strength of the relationship between the people and leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt.”
“We welcome the prince to Egypt, partly because one of our objectives is to discuss ways to combat terrorism,” MP Ihab Al-Tamawi said in a private statement. “Such meetings send messages of great importance to those who are trying to divide the Arab ranks and the Middle East.”
Al-Tamawi confirmed that President Abdel El-Sisi and the crown prince are keen to discuss various issues.
Maj. Gen. Kamal Amer, Chairman of the National Defense and Security Committee of the House of Representatives, said in a special statement that the visit of the crown prince will look to strengthen cooperation between the two brotherly countries in order to serve the common interests of the two countries.
He stressed the importance of consolidating and supporting security and political stability in the countries of the region as well as bringing a balance of power in the Middle East.
MP Shadia Khodair Al-Jamal, a member of the Egyptian parliament, said that the diplomatic relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia are witnessing “great prosperity” thanks to the intellectual and strategic rapprochement between El-Sisi and the Saudi Arabian crown prince.
Khodair cited the various projects launched in Egypt in recent years by Mohammed bin Salman, with several agreements for the establishment of economic projects between the two countries, most notably the establishment of the Egyptian-Saudi investment fund, which represents a boom in economic relations between the two countries.
MP Mohammed Maher Hamed said that the crown prince’s visit to Cairo is evidence of the growing relationship between the two countries. Since his last visit in March, relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in various aspects have becoming stronger, especially in the economic sector.
Hamed said in a statement to Arab News that the crown prince is a strong man in the region who has an enlightened mind, and has played a vital role in the development of the Kingdom and its people, as well as for the development of the entire Arab world.
He said: “I say to him, ‘welcome to your second country.’ Egypt loves you, and loves your people.”


Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

Updated 52 min 42 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

  • Al-Jubeir says world stands united in solidarity with Muslims
  • Praised NZ's prime minister, government and people for the response to attack

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Monday that the world stands united in solidarity with Muslims after the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, which killed 50 people.

Taking to Twitter, Al-Jubeir also said that the incident proved that terrorism had "no religion or race."

He added: "New Zealand is a safe, peaceful and open country for all, and what the prime minister, the government and the people of New Zealand have done is proof of that."

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READ MORE ARAB NEWS COVERAGE OF CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS HERE

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His statements follow condemnation of the attacks by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The king was praised for his “strong and firm” response to Friday’s terrorist attack by Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Dr. Al-Othaimeen said: “The words of King Salman come as support for the OIC, its committees, institutions and administrations, to control and combat Islamophobia.”