The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today sent a cable of congratulations to newly elected Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi. In his message, King Abdullah expressed confidence that Al-Sisi will succeed in leading Egypt through its troubled times and called for a donor conference to help Egypt through its economic crisis. The King also urged Al-Sisi to open up to the opposition, encouraging him to "accept the other opinion through a national dialogue with all parties whose hands have not been stained by the blood of the innocents."
King Abdullah cautioned President Al-Sisi of those who wish Egypt to fail. “Let us all beware of 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.” King Abdullah also urged “all brothers and friends to avoid meddling in Egypt's internal affairs," warning that harming Egypt would amount to "harming Islam, Arabism and Saudi Arabia."