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Saudi Crown Prince to make three-day Egypt visit

Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman is to visit Egypt on Sunday to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his first public foreign trip since becoming crown prince last year, Reuters quoted Sisi’s office as saying on Friday.

The three-day visit will start on March 4, with the Saudi crown prince then traveling to London on March 7 and the United States on March 19.

 

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have strengthened ties since Sisi took power after ousting the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. Cairo supports Riyadh in its fight against Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen and last year joined a Saudi-led boycott of Gulf state Qatar.

 

Prince Mohammed has purged the Gulf Arab kingdom’s economic and political elite in a crackdown on corruption last year, after becoming crown prince in June.

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