Honorary doctorate degree granted to Saudi King from Al-Azhar University
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi - AFP/Marwan Naamani

CAIRO: Al-Azhar University granted an honorary doctorate degree to the King of Saudi Arabia as a tribute to his efforts to support Egypt and for serving Islamic Dawa , head of Al-Azhar University Osama el-Abd told Youm7 Wednesday.

The board of directors of al-Azhar University is seeking an appropriate way to deliver the degree to the king, Youm7 added.

King Abdullah Ben Abdel Aziz supported the 30th of June revolution, following the announcement of Egypt’s High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) that Abdel Fatah al-Sisi had won the presidential election, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz called on leaders of Arab and Muslim countries to hold a conference in order to raise funds for Egypt’s battered economy, The Cairo Post reported June 19, 2014.

Saudi Arabia’s king visited Egypt on June 20 after Sisi was elected president to congratulate him and it was his first Egyptian visit since the ousting of Mubarak in 2011, al-Arabiya reported on June 20, 2014.

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