Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Qattan - Press photo
CAIRO - 25 September 2017: Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Qattan praised on Sunday deeply-rooted relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, describing the two countries as the two wings of the Arab nation.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 87th Saudi National Day, Qattan said the relations between the two countries witness a steady growth at the political, economic, investment and cultural levels under Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
"The Kingdom's stance towards Egypt’s stability and security is unchangeable, and the relation between the Kingdom and Egypt is greater than any attempt to disturb it,” he said.
The season of 2017 pilgrimage achieved a notable success due the usage of information technology that facilitated services to the pilgrims, he said, adding that such success responded to the “rogue states” that demanded to politicize the holy places and Hajj.
"The Kingdom has spared no effort to support the Arab and Islamic issues, first and foremost the Palestinian cause, until the Palestinian people regain its stolen land and establish its state with Jerusalem as its capital."
Additional reporting by news agencies