The Egyptian President, Abd El Fattah El Sisi, met with Saudi Arabian King Salman in Riyadh on the 24th of April 2017 to preserve the security and stability of the Arab states and to combat attempts to drive a wedge between Arab allies.

El Sisi and Salman stressed the importance of keeping the brotherly relations between the two countries regardless of the regional debates, as reported on Amwal Al Ghad.

The Egyptian President’s visit to Saudi Arabia aims to boost ties after months of apparent tensions between the two Arab allies. The Egyptian presidency said Sisi’s visit came in response to an invitation by King Salman in March when the two leaders met on the sidelines of the Arab League Summit held in Jordan.

El Sisi and Salman announced that they look forward to enhancing cooperation between their two countries to face challenges and restore security and stability in the region, referring to the civil conflicts in Syria, Yemen, and Libya.

In related news, the Saudi Arabian state oil company Aramco decided in March to resume oil shipments to Egypt following a six month-suspension.