CAIRO: The Cairo University granted Monday an honorary degree to Saudi Arabia King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz who is paying Cairo a five-day visit, Youm7 reported.
The degree comes in light of the King’s facilitating grants to the University that have been allocated for developing the educational hospital of Qasr al-Aini, which the king is scheduled to visit during his stay.
King Salman arrived in Cairo Thursday; he witnessed the signing of 17 agreements and memoranda of understanding between both countries. A $1.5 billion deal to establish Bedouin projects in the Sinai Peninsula was also agreed.
This week Egypt signed an agreement stipulating that disputed islands at the entrance of the Gulf of al-Aqaba in the Red Sea are Saudi territory, which prompted an angry reaction from some on social media.
Saudi Arabia has supported Egypt diplomatically and economically with billions of dollars in aid following the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.