Egyptian elected President Mohamed Morsi will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in his first official visit to a foreign country as president, official news agency MENA reported
Egypt's official news agency MENA said Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah invited Morsi ,The visit is aimed at enhancing relations between the two countries and Morsi wants to reassure the kingdom that strong relations are a priority. He will meet Saudi King Abdallah bin Abdel Aziz and will also make a short pilgrimage to Mecca,
Meanwhile Ahmed Qattan Saudi ambassador added to MENA the kingdom has offered $1 billion to Egypt's Central Bank after election results were announced and another $500 million for general economic assistance. The kingdom also allocated $250 million for natural gas exports to Egypt.
Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt , said "President Morsi promised before when I met with him that Saudi Arabia will be the first country he visits if he becomes president of Egypt and this issue delights us a lot because it shows how proud Egypt's president is of Saudi Arabia,"
According to Al-Ahram Egyptian newspaper . At the time, Egyptians protested outside the Saudi Embassy in Cairo demands that the kingdom release an Egyptian rights lawyer Ahmed el-Gezawi detained there for allegedly insulting the monarch.
On Sunday july 8 President Mohamed Morsi ordered to resume country's Islamist-dominated parliament its legislative activities after military generals dissolved country’s parliamentary based on Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court’s ruling that said the country’s parliamentary elections about 7 months ago was unconstitutional.
President Mohamed Morsi the first civilian democratically elected and first Islamist to take office in Egypt The ruling powerful military generals handed power to Morsi on June 30 That was just days after Mohammed Morsi was voted in as president who was Muslim Brotherhood candidate and had 13.2 million votes out of just over 26 million, giving him 51.7 percent of the vote. while his competitor, Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, received 12.3 million, handing him 48.3 percent of the vote.