Egyptian president on two-day trip to Saudi Arabia

President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi arrived in Riyadh Sunday for two days of talks with Saudi leaders. He came with a large party of ministers and high military officers. The object of his visit is to bridge the differences between Riyadh and Cairo over the wars in Syria and Libya and the fight against the Islamic State, and repair the rift that emerged at the last Arab summit. The Saudis recently spurned Cairo’s offer of 40,000 Egyptian soldiers to take part in the Yemen civil war alongside Saudi troops.

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