Egypt’s FM to Riyadh for bilateral talks
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7

CAIRO: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Riyadh Wednesday where he is scheduled to meet with Saudi officials to discuss issues of mutual interest, according to Al Ahram newspaper.

During the visit, Shoukry will meet with Saudi counterpart Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir, crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef and deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman to discuss regional security issues topped by the Syrian crisis, foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid was quoted by Al Ahram.

The leaders will also tackle ways to enhance bilateral economic relations between the two countries amid continuous drop in oil prices and sharp fall in Saudi Arabia’s stock market after it announced public spending cuts and rises in tax, fuel and energy prices in 2016.

In a news conference held in Cairo earlier this month, Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed al-Qattan said the drop in global oil prices “will not deter Saudi Arabia from supporting Egypt’s economy,” according to Youm7.

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