King Abdullah leaves Casablanca for Sharm El-Sheikh

July 28, 2010

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz left Casablanca, Morocco today for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt where he will begin the first-leg of a four-nation tour. At King Mohammed V International Airport, the King was seen off by Moroccan Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi; Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer; Saudi Ambassador to Morocco Dr. Mohammed Al-Bisher and senior civil and military officials. In addition to Egypt, King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

In a statement, Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja stressed the importance of the Saudi monarch’s trip, given the critical issues facing the Arab world. According to Dr. Khoja, the King will discuss a wide range of topics with his fellow leaders, including Arab reconciliation; the stalled Palestinian peace process; and developments in Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan and Somalia.