Mohammed bin Salman: Saudi-Egyptian ties cannot be sabotaged


During his visit to Egypt, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Monday with a number of journalists and editors of the Egyptian newspapers and media.

The Crown Prince affirmed during the meeting the strong relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia against any attempt to sabotage it.

Profound relations with Egypt

"Egypt-Saudi relations are strong and solid, and no attempt to sabotage it will ever succeed… When Egypt thrives, the whole region can rise," he said.

He added: "Egypt is now in the best position economically, and what’s coming ahead is even better."

On Qatar crisis

Addressing a question on the Qatar crisis, Prince Mohammed bin Salman said: "I do not occupy myself with the issue of Qatar. The only way to resolve the crisis is to manage it the way the US handled the clash with Cuba in 1959.”

Reforms in Saudi Arabia

When asked about the ongoing reforms in Saudi Arabia, the crown prince said: "The Social reforms in Saudi Arabia are compatible with true Islam ... Islam is a tolerant religion that allows us to open wide dialogues with all ideologies and schools of thought in Saudi Arabia."

"Everything we do in Saudi Arabia is reflected on the economic progress, and on the citizens, especially the Saudi youth," he added.

The war in Yemen

About the ongoing war in Yemen, the crown prince said: "The war in Yemen is close to achieving its goals to restore legitimacy in the face of the Houthi militia and their end is imminent.”

The role of Shiites

"The Shiites of Saudi Arabia are contributing to its growth and they fill leading positions," Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.

Last Update: Tuesday, 6 March 2018 KSA 17:33 - GMT 14:33

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