FILE – King Abdulaziz Al-Saud meets with Winston Churchill in Egypt’s Fayoum, February, 1945
CAIRO – 8 March 2018: A rare video of Saudi Arabia’s founding King Abdulaziz Al-Saud meeting with former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Egypt’s Fayoum in February 1945 is circulating on Twitter.
Months before World War II ended in September 1945, Churchill, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and British Ambassador to Egypt Lord Killearn met with King Abdulaziz Al-Saud, alongside: Emirs Mansour and Mohamed, sons of the King and Emir Abdullah, the King's brother at Auberge due Lac in Fayoum.
This historic meeting is believed to be the beginning of Saudi-U.K. ties, Al-Arabiya reported. Churchill and Abdulaziz reportedly exchanged gifts during the meeting.
Egypt has been known as the choice of world leaders when seeking peace and security. In November 2017, Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah kicked off a two-day dialogue session in Cairo.
Secretary of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Tarek el-Kholy stated that Egypt has managed to miraculously end the Palestinian conflict that lasted more than 10 years between its main factions, while all observers predicted that it is impossible to end the Palestinian divisions. “Egypt was able to achieve the impossible,” Kholy stated.
“This reconciliation brought Egypt back to playing the key role among Arab countries and proved Egypt’s ability to achieve a new success in the Palestinian crisis,” Kholy said.
Egypt also exerted massive efforts to break the current political stalemate in Libya by hosting many Libyan delegations so as to achieve true reconciliation, thereby enhancing means of coexistence between Libyans, ending the state of polarization and restoring social unity in Libya.