Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt and is received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt and is received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hosts Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 25 February 2019

Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

  • King Salman will head the Saudi delegation at the EU-Arab states summit
  • Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the king’s visit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Egypt Saturday on an official visit, during which he will attend the EU-Arab Summit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the summit, which is due to be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. 

The two-day summit is billed as a starting point for the Arab League and the EU to boost cooperation on shared strategic priorities including migration, security and climate change.

Economic development, the Palestinian question, and the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen are also up for discussion.

The king's visit is a response to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will host the two-day summit.

Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the visit. 


Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

Updated 15 min 7 sec ago

Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

  • The Arab coalition denounced Saturday's attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant
  • The Yemeni militant attack sparked a fire but caused no casualties or disruption to production

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.
“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and Daesh militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.