Riyadh, 19 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/February 9, 2015 (MINA) – Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed the kingdom’s close bond with Egypt in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday (8/2).
King Salman described Saudi’s stance toward Egypt as “unchangeable” as both countries have strategic links and have a “shared future,” Al-Arabiya News Channel quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The king added that relations between the two nations are too strong to be damaged.
Sisi meanwhile expressed his appreciation toward King Salman’s sentiments.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait provided Egypt with political and economic support after Sisi became president in June 2014.
After eight months in office, President Sisi continues struggling to stabilize a country rocked by violence and economic woes.
The former military strongman is fighting a war in the Sinai Peninsula against opposition forces. In other parts of the country, security forces battle to end regular bombings targeting security forces and public facilities.
The government blames much of the violence on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, which have been ousted from the helm of power in June 2013.
But the opposition group denies any links to violence and accuses the government and the security forces of responsibility of killing protesters and creating a situation of violence. (T/P4/P3).
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)