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Parliamentarian delegation heads to Saudi Arabia

Tue, Jan. 2, 2018
CAIRO – 2 January 2018: A Parliamentarian delegation is heading Tuesday to Saudi Arabia as it is invited by the chairman of the Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Assembly to discuss different issues facing the region, including terrorism.

The Head of the Arab Affairs Committee, Saad el-Gammal, said that the visit aims to discuss the common vision in many Arab issues and crises in the region such as terrorism, and it will focus on the deep common relations between the two states.

“Egypt and Saudi Arabia are the guarantee and fortification of the Arab nation as Egypt has the strongest army and Saudi Arabia has the strongest economy. Through these two powers, the two states will seek to support the Arab issues everywhere,” Gammal remarked.

He pointed out that the visit will start with Parliamentary dialogue, through which the Egyptian Parliament will stress the importance of deep Egyptian-Saudi relations.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are highly influential countries in the Arab world and they have exerted many efforts to create a unified Arab force to confront regional security threats.

Riyadh has strongly backed President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s Government after the 2013 mass protests, offering tens of billions of dollars in aid and fuel supplies. On its part, Egypt supported Saudi Arabia to neutralize Iran’s influence in the region.

“I have said it once and I will say it again, Gulf national security is Egyptian national security. I have faith in the wise and firm leadership of Saudi Arabia,” Sisi said on November 8, 2017.
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