CAIRO – 23 June 2017: Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic relations with Egypt are “in their best state”, Saudi ambassador in Cairo Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan said on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters in a brief speech after an iftar gathering held for several journalists at the headquarters of the Saudi Diplomatic Club in Cairo, Kattan said that relations between the two countries are very strong.
“The Saudi-Egyptian relations are strong, and will be stronger in the future. We look forward to more cooperation between the two countries under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdel Aziz and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi,” he said.
In April, King Salman visited Egypt for the first time as a clear sign of support for President Sisi. The visit came as Riyadh aims to shore up ties with Cairo as it engages in several conflicts in the Middle East.
During the visit, King Salman and Sisi signed multi-billion-dollar investment deals that included a plan to build a bridge over the Red Sea connecting Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Egypt also agreed to demarcate its maritime borders with Saudi Arabia by officially placing the Tiran and Sanafir islands in Saudi territory.