King Abdullah congratulates President-elect Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi

June 3, 2014

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz sent a cable of ‎congratulations to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on June 3, 2014. The following is the full text of the ‎cable:

His Excellency, my brother, President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, may God bless him,
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Peace, mercy and blessings of God Almighty ‎be upon you

In this day of history, and in a new stage of the march of Egypt, a country of true Islam and ‎Arabism, I have the pleasure to congratulate you on the kind confidence bestowed on you by the ‎people who entrusted you to carry their hopes, aspirations and dreams for a better future. It is ‎that kind of confidence where hearts before hands are bound together, among all segments, ‎classes, orientations and religions of the Egyptian society to face an exceptional phase of Egypt's ‎modern history.‎

Mr. President,‎

Please kindly let your brother who loves his second country, and who is keen on the unity, ‎stability and security of its people, to express his feelings to you, in the most transparent way possible, and say that the people of the sisterly republic of Egypt, ‎who have suffered much in the past period from chaos which was termed by some short-sighted as ‎‎"creative chaos" but it was in fact no more than a chaos that leads to complete loss and ‎ambiguous fate that targeted the destinies, security and stability of peoples.‎

It is time to uproot this kind of strange chaos, otherwise any state or nation, who is unable to rein ‎in outlaws, would eventually lose its dignity and honor. If they did so, they would be neglecting ‎deliberately or unintentionally God’s verse “for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter.” ‎So please, trust in God, believing in no stronger support than he. Then, seek help from Egypt's efficient men as per the Qur’an verse which says, ‎‎“Truly the best of men for thee to employ is the man who is strong and trusty.”‎

The forthcoming period is full of great responsibility that necessitates for every man and woman ‎of our sisterly people of Egypt to become as one soul, and to remain committed to responsibility, ‎awareness, vigilance and patience. They have to tolerate all difficulties and stumbles, and become ‎supporters of their president with God's help. Any of you whose upsettedness precedes his patience will ‎stand by the side of the road and become heartbroken and repentant. I don't think that the people ‎of Egypt would be like that. Their awareness will enable them, God willing, to cross all hindrance ‎and difficulties to achieve what all of us desire: security, which, after God, is the ‎pillar of stability of the sisterly republic of Egypt.‎

Mr. President,

‎We are aware that you are facing a tough period of time which nobody envies. In this regard, let me remind you, as a brother, that the balance of governance ‎would never go straight unless the sources of injustice is knocked out by the justice-based and ‎righteous-firm sword where grievance would never prevail had the God's firm bond was ‎straightened up. Let us all beware the bad friends as they paint the face of bad grievance with ‎beautiful paints and don't care except for their personal interests. They are the brothers of the ‎devil and his troops on earth.‎

Dear brother, ‎

Let your patience be wide open for the other party's opinion, regardless of their orientation, ‎through a national dialogue with all parties whose hands have not been stained by the blood of ‎the innocents or terrified the peaceful as whenever dialogue is gearing up to one noble objective ‎and whenever the wills of its organizers is good, other souls will not be grumbled of it or feel ‎arrogant.‎

We, from this very place, say to all brothers and friends in this world, that Egypt, a country of ‎true Arabism and Islam, needs our help, today rather than yesterday to get out of the ‎unknown tunnel to a reality that gives it support and strength in all fields. So, I call upon the ‎brothers and friends of Egypt to organize a donor conference to help it overcome its economic ‎crisis. All of us should be aware that if they are able to provide assistance, but lagged behind, ‎rather than coming up with this duty, will have no place among us tomorrow if ever they are to ‎meet such circumstances and came to seek our help. At the same time, I call on all brothers and ‎friends to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Egypt in any form, as tampering with the ‎affairs of this country is as a violation of Islam and Arabism and at the same time considered an ‎infringement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a non-negotiable principle under any ‎circumstances. We say so as we trust in God Almighty with a firm belief that whoever stands by ‎God, he will grant him victory and strengthen his feet.‎

We appeal to God to preserve Egypt from sedition and rift, grant it security, stability and ‎prosperity, and conquer whoever draws a plot against its people.‎

Peace, mercy and blessings of God Almighty ‎be upon you‎.

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia