King Abdullah holds meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister

April 25, 2011

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Essam Sharaf in Riyadh today. During the audience, they discussed bilateral cooperation, developments in the Arab world and other issues of common interest. During his two-day trip to the Kingdom, Dr. Sharaf met with several other senior Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz and Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal.

Following these meetings, the Egyptian leader made a statement praising the deep-rooted, historic relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Responding to a question on relations between his country and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, he stressed that the security of the GCC nations is part of the security of Egypt. He added, “We are tied with the GCC countries by historic relations and interference in their affairs is a red line.”

The Egyptian delegation included Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Faiza Abu Al-Naga; Minister of Finance Dr. Samir Radwan; Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Al-Arabi; and Egyptian Ambassador to the Kingdom Mahmoud Mohammed Ouf.