Riyadh, 5 September 2022 (TDI): The Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a message to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Crown Prince’s message to President was conveyed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah. He conveyed it when he met Egyptian President El-Sisi at the Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo, Egypt.

In the message, the Saudi Crown Prince underscored the brotherly bonds and historical ties that bind the Kingdom and Egypt. He also mentioned ways to further strengthen the existing relations.

Further, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz affirmed the keenness of his country in enhancing the process of joint Arab Action.

He also emphasized strengthening Arab solidarity in a comprehensive manner to achieve the aspirations of the Arab states and their people.

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Saudi Arabia-Egypt ties

The two countries share deep-rooted historical relations. Saudi Arabia supported Egypt’s Independence from British rule.  In 1945, the two states co-founded the Arab league, alongside Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.

Further, in 1955, the two states signed a defense agreement. Moreover, Saudi Arabia assured its support and assistance to Egypt in the 1956 Arab-Israeli war.

Although the relations between the two states severed in the early 1980s but the Former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, and Former Saudi King Fahad bin Abdulaziz revived their diplomatic relations in 1987. The Saudi leadership also supported Egypt’s revolution of 2011.

Since 2014, after the election of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as Egypt’s President, high-level contacts have grown between the two countries’ officials. In addition, the bilateral relationship has also strengthened substantially during President El-Sisi’s era.

The relations between the two countries are increasingly shaped by growing economic ties and joint development projects. In 2018, Saudi Arabia became one of the largest foreign investors in Egypt, contributing to its 11% foreign investments.