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Egypt, Saudi Arabia have mutual understanding on ‘regional dangers’

Cairo, Riyadh sign economic, trade agreements worth $7.7 billion

Ibrahim al-Khazen   | 21.06.2022
Egypt, Saudi Arabia have mutual understanding on ‘regional dangers’ Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) Cairo, Egypt on June 20, 2022. ( Photo Credit : Royal Court of Saudi Arabia )

ISTANBUL

Egypt said Tuesday talks between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reflected a “mutual understanding” on efforts to confront dangers threatening security and stability in the region.

Al-Sisi met bin Salman in Cairo where he reiterated “Egypt’s commitment to the security of the Gulf region as an extension of Egypt's own national security," the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.

The two leaders also discussed regional and international developments, the statement added.

Bin Salman concluded his visit to Egypt earlier Tuesday as part of a regional tour that also includes Jordan and Türkiye.

A host of economic and trade agreements worth $7.7 billion were signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia during bin Salman’s visit.

Tuesday’s meeting between al-Sisi and bin Salman was the second in three months. The two leaders met in Riyadh on March 8.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara

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