Saudi crown prince visits Cairo Coptic cathedral, meets pope

Source: Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Coptic Pope Tawadros II at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral on Monday in what state media said was an unprecedented visit by an official from the conservative Muslim kingdom.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s then Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reacts upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 24, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

The visit was part of a three-day stay in Egypt for Prince Mohammed, his first public trip abroad since he became heir apparent last year. He will head for Britain and the United States later this month.

Cairo and Riyadh have strengthened ties in recent years and Egypt has received billions of dollars in aid from its rich Gulf Arab ally. The two countries on Sunday set up a $10 billion joint fund to develop a planned mega-city.

1 reply

  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Thank you for a excellent article.
    I pray to God hopefully Saudi Arabia will bring a huge reformation of interpretstion of Islam and obey Human Right and Women Right and minority Right in KSA. And recognize the state of Israel.
    If they do reformation I believe the world will better place to live. Yhe extremist wahhabi and Extremist Shiah will be eliminated.

    Hopefull Saudi will recognize Ahmadiyyah is Islam as well Muslim Syiah progressive.

    Let us pray to God.

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