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
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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. 


Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

  • The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting
  • Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as part of US President Donald Trump’s long–awaited Israel–Palestine peace plan. 

The Peace to Prosperity conference, to be hosted on June 25–26 in cooperation with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders, who want their political demands met by any proposed solution to the conflict.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting.

The Saudi minister of economy and planning, Mohammed bin Majid Al–Tuwaijri, will attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Abu Dhabi would also send a delegation.

The Palestinian Authority has boycotted American peace efforts since late 2017, when Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognized the latter as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

But Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands, which include affirming East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, the right of return for refugees, and a freeze on Israeli settlement construction.