Saudi monarch addresses Egyptian parliament

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 3:58 PM

In his six-minute address Sunday, King Salman said Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to construct a bridge linking the nations across the Ruddy Sea and to work together to create a pan-Arab defense force, an Egyptian idea first floated latest year.

Saudi monarch addresses Egyptian parliament

Saudi Arabia'south king has addressed the Egyptian parliament on the fourth day of a landmark visit that saw the oil-rich kingdom pledge billions of dollars in investment and aid to Egypt.

In his six-minute address Sunday, King Salman said Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to construct a bridge linking the nations across the Ruddy Sea and to work together to create a pan-Arab defense force, an Egyptian idea first floated last year.

Lawmakers received Salman with deafening applause and a standing ovation. Some lawmakers waved the kingdom'south green flag, while others chanted "all of Egypt greets you."

Saudi Arabia has been a traditional source of economic and political support to Egypt, but the kingdom significantly stepped up its backing after the military's two thousand thirteen ouster of an Islamist President.

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