Saudi king calls for donor conference (Enemy is inside) Saudi king calls for donor conference Saudi King Abdullah yesterday hailed the election of Egypt’s ex-army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to the presidency as a “historic day”, calling for a donor conference to help Egypt through its economic troubles.The king said Sisi’s sweeping win represents a “historic day and a new stage for Egypt”, in a telegram published by Saudi state news agency SPA. “To the brothers and friends of Egypt ... I invite all to a donors conference ... to help it overcome its economic crisis,” he said.Riyadh pledged billions of dollars in aid to Egypt’s new authorities after the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last July. The UAE also congratulated Sisi over his landslide win.“We congratulate you for this precious vote of confidence given to you by Egyptians amid the challenges that they face,”UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan said in a message.
Posted on: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:20:52 +0000
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