Sisi flies to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences for King Abdullah’s death
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with King Abdullah - YOUM7(Archive)

CAIRO:  Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is scheduled to head Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer his condolences to the new Saudi Monarch Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud over the death of late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, said Egyptian ambassador to Riyadh Afifi Abdel-Wahab.

“Tomorrow, we will receive President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his accompanied delegation…he will meet in the afternoon the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, to offer condolences for Abdullah bin Abdelaziz,” Abdel-Wahab said in a phone call to Momken T.V. show Friday evening.

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab led a high level delegation and traveled to Riyadh to attend the funeral of late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

“Poor weather conditions in Switzerland prevented the President’s timely departure to attend the funeral services. Arrangements will be made for the President to visit shortly to offer his condolences,” the Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a statement Friday.

Sisi has been in Davos of Switzerland where he participated in the World Economic Forum annual meeting 2015.

The Egyptian presidency announced seven days mourning for the late King Abdullah’ death, said the State-owned T.V. Friday.

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