Saudi King to deliver speech before Egypt parliament Sunday: deputy speaker
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia's King Salman review the honour guards in Cairo - REUTERS

CAIRO: Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz will deliver a speech in a special session before Egypt’s House of Representatives on Sunday, deputy head of parliament Soliman Wahdan was quoted by Youm7.

The session will be the first of its kind in the history of the Egyptian House of Representatives since it was created over 100 years ago, Wahdan said, adding the speech will not be aired live; it will be recorded and aired in the afternoon.

The speech will be preceded by a meeting with parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal along with representatives from Egypt’s political spectra, according to Wahdan.

The monarch will hold a meeting first with parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Al and spokesmen of most of the political forces in the House of Representatives, before giving his address to a plenary session in the attendance of MPs, who will not have access to their phones during the session.

Security sources reinforced their presence in the vicinity of the parliament headquarters in downtown Cairo ahead of the anticipated visit, security source told Youm7.

King Salman arrived in Cairo Thursday for a five-day visit; his first state visit to Egypt since he took power in January 2015.

On Friday, the Saudi monarch and President Abdel Fatah al Sisi witnessed the signing of multiple agreements and memorandum of understanding worth $ 1.7 billion in the fields of electricity, renewable energy, transport, culture and education.

Other agreements signed were to avoid double taxation, cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, cooperation in the fields of sea transport and ports, establishment of King Salman University in Sinai’s Al Tor city.

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