Egypt’s president visits Saudi Arabia to strengthen ties

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Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome Sunday from King Salman as he visited Saudi Arabia to strengthen ties between the two nations.

The Egyptian presidency announced the visit in a statement on Friday, saying Sisi’s trip was in response to an invitation by Salman and aimed at “bolstering strategic relations between the two countries”.

During the meeting, both leaders reviewed the close relations between their countries, and the latest developments in the region.

The visit will be a consultation on various regional and international issues of common concern, especially the fight against terrorism in the region, as well as among the international community, Al Arabiya reports.