Saudi King Arrives in Turkey Following Historic Trip to Egypt

Agencies Saudi Press Agency (SPA)13.04.2016 KSA
Saudi King Arrives in Turkey Following Historic Trip to Egypt

Saudi King Arrives in Turkey Following Historic Trip to Egypt

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Ankara on Tuesday, at the start of an official visit to the Republic of Turkey at an invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

At Ankara Esenboga International Airport, King Salman was received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey have developed close relations in recent years on issues regarding the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

King Salman who became the first Arab leader to address the Egyptian Parliament left Cairo on Monday, after an official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt which lasted five days.

At Cairo international airport, King Salman was seen off by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Prime Minister Eng. Shreif Ismail, Minister of Defense and Military Production General Sidqi Subhi, Minister of Housing, Dr. Mustafa Kamal Madbouly, Saudi Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt Ahmed Kattan, and the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Kingdom Nasser Hamdi and Managers of Saudi offices and Saudi Attaches offices in Egypt.

King Salman agreed with Cairo to set up a $16 billion investment fund and settled a long-standing maritime dispute.

Meanwhile, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, arrived in Jordan Monday.

At Al-Aqaba-based King Al-Hussein airport, he was received by King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and General Staff Mishaal Al-Zeben, Advisor to the King for Military Affairs and Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces.

Both Riyadh and Amman said in a joint statement that they rejected Iranian interference in the region.

Prince Mohammed and King Abdullah also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a joint investment fund, but no figures were disclosed.

They reiterated their continuous cooperation in military and trade.

Saudi Arabia is increasing its diplomatic push in the region to counter what it sees as an Iranian threat and receding US support.



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