Egypt and Saudis sign pact boosting military, economic ties

‘Cairo Declaration’ calls for new joint Arab army to fight regional terrorism

Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a pact in Cairo on Thursday aimed at boosting military and economic ties between the two Arab allies.

On Thursday, a Saudi delegation led by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Cairo and signed the “Cairo Declaration,” also attending a military parade with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

“The two sides stressed the need to exert all efforts to boost security and stability in the region, and to work together to protect Arab national security,” Sissi’s office said after the signing.

Riyadh has emerged as a key supporter of Sissi since the then-army chief ousted Morsi two years ago, offering $4 billion to help kick-start an economy battered by years of political turmoil.

Full article: Egypt and Saudis sign pact boosting military, economic ties (The Times of Israel)

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