Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques reaffirms commitment to Egypt

June 8, 2014

Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Cairo today to represent Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz at the inauguration of President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi.  In a statement issued upon his arrival in Cairo, Crown Prince Salman said that the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will remain upon the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz a sincere brother standing side by side by sisterly Egypt in adversity and prosperity. The following is the text:

In this blessed day in which I arrived in the Arab Republic of Egypt on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud said it,  to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, I am pleased to express my great pleasure on this occasion representing a great turning point for Egypt toward security, stability and march on a path of sustainable development, by God willing.

We hope that the election of President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi ushers in a new era in Egypt. As the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud said, it is a turning day between the two phases of chaos and stability, and no nation builds its future and establishes its glory without stability. There is no doubt that the assumption of the President of the leadership of Egypt and its people will achieve the aspirations of the Egyptian people..

The people of Egypt in this day write their future with their hands to face the challenge and build a future worthy of their potentials and civilization. The President, believing in his great civilization and faithful people can bear the difficulties to restore for Egypt its responsible role in the Arab world and international community. The government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will remain under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud a faithful brother standing side by side by sisterly Egypt in adversity and prosperity.

May Allah Almighty crown with full success the efforts of Egypt's leaders and people on the new track and protect them from any harm.

Last week, King Abdullah called for a donor conference to help Egypt through its economic crisis. In his congratulatory cable to President Al-Sisi, King Abdullah 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.

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