Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reacts upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 24, 2015 - REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo
CAIRO – 1 March 2018: Cairo International Airport received Thursday a number of Saudi officials preparing for the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman that is due on Sunday.
Bin Salman is scheduled to meet with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to discuss issues of mutual interest, the latest developments in the Arab region and the enhancement of bilateral relations in different fields.
The delegation preparing for bin Salman’s visit to Egypt is the second Saudi delegation to arrive in Cairo. It was received by a number of employees at the Saudi Embassy in Cairo.
This is bin Salman’s first official foreign tour since he was inaugurated as a Crown Prince to the Kingdom in June 2017. His tour includes a two-day visit to Egypt, and a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on March 7 in London; the tour concludes in the United States.
In December, Sisi received a phone call from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, where they discussed bilateral ties and mutual cooperation between both states.
Egypt and Saudi Arabia are close regional allies.