Egypt's Sisi meets new Saudi king to discuss Mideast crises

By REUTERS
March 1, 2015 16:01

RIYADH - Egypt's President Abdel Fatteh el Sisi met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh on Sunday for the pair's first in-depth talks on regional issues at a time of unprecedented turmoil in the Middle East.

The meeting was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, as well as discussing the crises in the Middle East and addressing security in the Red Sea in light of growing political chaos in Yemen, Egypt's daily Asharq al-Awsat quoted Sisi as saying on Sunday.

Salman broke official protocol to meet Sisi at the airport, a pointed mark of favor towards the Egyptian president at a time when some Arab media have asked whether the close ties that existed between the two states under the late King Abdullah would continue.


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