Egypt President to Visit Saudi on First Foreign Trip

July 8, 2012

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will travel to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on his first official foreign visit since his inauguration. During his visit, President Morsi is scheduled to meet with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, as well as perform Umrah.

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Kattan, extended an invitation to the Egyptian President following his meeting with President Morsi on Saturday.  Ambassador Kattan said in a statement by the Saudi embassy in Cairo that the Egyptian President's visit to the Kingdom will contribute to strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, including greater economic cooperation.  Ambassador Kattan stated that Saudi investments in Egypt have increased since the revolution and that the number of Egyptians working in the Kingdom increased from 1.5 million before the revolution to 1.65 million now.