Riyadh, Cairo, SPA:
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received yesterday a telephone call from the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.
During the telephone conversation, Field Marshal Tantawi expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for supporting Egypt's economy by the recent soft loans, deposits and grants. Field Marshal Tantawi also emphasized the depth of historical relations between the two brotherly countries as well as the Kingdom's current support for Egypt.
The telephone conversation also dealt with the latest developments in the region in addition to means of enhancing relations between the two brotherly countries in all fields.
On the other hand, Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan, Saudi Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the Arab League stressed that the size of the nearly four billion dollars integrated economic program offered by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Egypt is reflecting the keenness of the King to stand by the brotherly Egyptian people and support the Egyptian economy, especially in these current difficult circumstances.
In a statement, the Ambassador Qattan said that the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques has confirmed to the President of the Council of the Egyptian armed forces, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi in a message conveyed to him by Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs the strength and durability of relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
He added that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, leadership, government and people are fully confident of the ability of Egypt and its leadership and its people to overcome this emergent crisis in the near future, God willing.