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Saudi Embassy in Cairo recalls King Salman’s statements about Egypt

The Saudi Embassy in Egypt celebrated the visit of the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to Cairo, where the Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, was at the forefront of receiving the prince. 

Saudi-Egyptian relations are characterized by cooperation and brotherhood over the years.

King Salman has an old relationship of love and affection towards Egypt. In 1956, when Egypt was subjected to tripartite aggression, King Salman and three of his brothers, King Fahd, Prince Turki, and Prince Muhammad, rushed to Cairo to defend Egypt and volunteered for the popular resistance.

 King Salman formed a committee to collect donations for the people of Suez in 1956, headed by him, which bore the name “Donation Committee for the Victims of Suez” to compensate them for the destruction and losses incurred as a result of the aggression.

During the October War of 1973, King Salman was quick to express his support, and love for Egypt, so he set up a committee to collect donations for the Egyptian army, headed by him under the name “People’s Committee to Support the War Effort in Egypt.”

The relations in the modern era between the two brotherly countries date back to August 9, 1926, when the Crown Prince of Hejaz and Najd Prince Saud arrived in Egypt on the first official visit between the two countries.

The visit of King Abdulaziz Al Saud to Egypt in 1946, which is the only official visit that the King has made indicates that the King sent a letter of thanks to King Farouk, in which he stated, “The generous, hospitable Egypt has been manifested, great with its king, leaders, and people. The army of Egypt is nothing but the army of the Arabs.”

When King Abdulaziz returned recorded his famous will to his sons, “The Arabs are indispensable to Egypt, and Egypt is indispensable to the Arabs.”

King Faisal visited Egypt several times to participate in the consultations for the establishment of the League of Arab States, and he met several times with the leader of the nation and the delegation, Khaled al-Zikr Mustafa Pasha al-Nahhas.

In October War in 1973, the Kingdom sent a squadron of planes to Egypt to participate in the battle, and the late King Faisal cut off oil supplies to America and Europe.

Immediately after the late King Khalid bin Abdulaziz took power in the Kingdom, he decided that Egypt would be his first visit outside the Kingdom. 

In the wake of the January 25 and June 30 revolutions, the late King Abdullah strongly supported Egypt. The Saudi newspaper, Al-Watan, pointed out the great meanings and connotations of King Abdullah’s message to congratulate President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on his victory in the presidential elections.

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