Saudi Crown Prince, Egyptian President Inspect Projects in Ismailiya

Saudi Crown Prince, Egyptian President Inspect Projects in Ismailiya

Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 12:00
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman upon his arrival in Cairo on Sunday. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, inspected on Monday projects in Egypt’s Ismailiya province.

Prince Mohammed had kicked off on Sunday a three-day visit to Egypt.

In Ismailiya, the two leaders inspected projects in the province’s main city and Suez area.

Head of the Suez Canal Authority, Mohab Mamish stressed that the development project in Suez will transform Egypt into a global logistic trade hub.

He said during a ceremony before Prince Mohammed and Sisi that the Suez Canal represents Egypt’s history, present and future.

Speaking on the sidelines of the two leaders’ visit, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi addressed terrorism, saying that stability, security and combating terrorism will be achieved through the people and their leadership.

He noted that Prince Mohammed and Sisi were paying a visit to Ismailiya while the security forces and military were still carrying out their campaign against terrorists in the Sinai region.

“This proves the saying of ‘one hand builds and the other brandishes arms’. This is the slogan of the armed forces and political command,” he stressed.

Furthermore, Radi explained that the visit reflects the strategic historic ties between Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Prince Mohammed chose Egypt as the first stop in an international tour, he remarked. This is significant in regards to coordination that can take place between Riyadh and Cairo ahead of his future meetings, he stated.

On Saudi investments, he said: “The Kingdom is the greatest Arab investor in Egypt.”

Investments have been covered in the talks between the Crown Prince and Sisi and they will be announced later, he revealed.

On Sunday, the two leaders oversaw the signing of several agreements that covered tourism and environment affairs.

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