Lebanon PM posts selfie with Saudi crown prince after strain

Lebanon PM posts selfie with Saudi crown prince after strain

Lebanon PM posts selfie with Saudi crown prince after strain

Saudi Arabia has agreed to supply Egypt with crude oil for six months from the start of this year, Cairo's Minister of Petroleum Tariq Al-Mulla revealed.

Following the signing of the deal, widespread protests broke out across Egypt. Opponents of the agreement said it amounted to selling off Egypt's sovereign powers and that it violated the constitution, which bars the surrender of any territory.

Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power.

In February, 14 worldwide and Egyptian rights groups published a joint statement, accusing Sisi of having "trampled all over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections".

"Prince Mohammed's visit will be interpreted as proof of Saudi support for Sisi to remain as the president of Egypt in the coming term", Mostafa Kamel al-Sayed, a political-science professor at Cairo University, said.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, will embark on Sunday on a three-day visit to Egypt.

Prince Mohammed and Sisi emphasized coordinating efforts to bolster joint Arab cooperation.

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Bin Salman's visit to Egypt is the first since he was appointed a crown prince in June 2017.

They also tackled a number of issues on the Arab and Islamic fields, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

Hariri had posted a selfie on Friday on his Twitter page with the Crown Prince and the Saudi Ambassador to the United States Khaled bin Salman.

"The meeting [also] covered ways to enhance economic and investment relations between both countries, especially in the field of tourism investment in Egypt's Red Sea region", the statement added.

The two men discussed the developments in the region and bilateral relations between their two countries.

One of the deals was an amended agreement to activate the Saudi-Egyptian Investment Fund.

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