King Abdullah holds talks with new Egyptian President

July 12, 2012

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi at his palace in Jeddah yesterday evening. The two leaders held a session of talks, during which the King welcomed President Morsi and congratulated him on the assumption of the presidency. The Egyptian President thanked the monarch and expressed gratitude for the warm welcome he has received in the Kingdom. Then, the two sides discussed ways of enhancing bilateral relations and reviewed their positions on regional and international issues.

The talks were attended by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz; Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz; Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz; Advisor to the King Prince Abdul-Ilah bin Abdulaziz; Interior Minister Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz; Chief of General Intelligence Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz; Commander of the National Guard Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; and Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

Later, the Egyptian President held a separate meeting with Crown Prince Salman. Following the audiences, President Morsi made a statement to reporters describing the consultations as fruitful and constructive. He praised King Abdullah’s wisdom and stressed the strength of Saudi-Egyptian relations, which serve the interests of the entire region.

Before departing the Kingdom today, President Morsi and his delegation performed Umrah (minor pilgrimage), visiting the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.