Egypt’s Sisi meets Saudi King Abdullah on first official visit to kingdom

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in his palace in Jeddah August 10, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi at his palace in Jeddah on Sunday evening, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

The two heads of state discussed both regional and international issues, as well as the Gaza conflict. They also discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries.

During their meeting, the Saudi king presented Sisi with the King Abdulaziz Necklace, the highest and most prestigious medal in Saudi Arabia.

The meeting took place during Sisi's first official visit to the kingdom.

In June, King Abdullah made a landmark visit to Egypt aimed at showing support for Sisi. During the visit, both leaders held a meeting inside the airplane carrying the Saudi leader. The visit was King Abdullah's first to Cairo since the 2011 ouster of president Hosni Mubarak.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44