Saudi Arabia, Egypt sign a host of cooperation agreements


“My meeting with President Mubarak was successful and fruitful,” Prince Naif told reporters, adding that Mubarak spoke highly about Saudi leaders and people.

He also disclosed plans to sign two agreements with the Egyptian Interior Ministry regarding extradition of prisoners and combating drugs. “People in the two countries will benefit from these two accords,” he said.

“Saudis will receive special care and cooperation from Egyptian authorities to solve their problems,” the prince said, adding that Egyptians working in the Kingdom would receive the same care. The meeting with Mubarak was also attended by Prince Fahd bin Naif, State Minister Musaed Al-Aiban, Commerce and Industry Minister Abdullah Zainal Alireza, Saudi Ambassador to Cairo Hisham Nazer, and Gen. Abdul Rahman Al-Rubaian, supervisor of Prince Naif’s office.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt, meanwhile, signed a series of agreements to promote cooperation in education, scientific research and industry.

The agreements were signed following a meeting between Prince Naif and Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif. The two leaders explored prospects of expanding cooperation between the two Arab countries. Prince Naif highlighted the historic relations between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. “The agreements that were signed today reflect the continuing strong cooperation between the two countries,” he added.

Abdullah Al-Othman, president of King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Muhammad Al-Saadani, president of Mubarak Science City for Applied Science and Research, for cooperation in science and research. The KSU president signed another MoU with Alexandria University for cooperation in chemistry and biotechnology, and a third agreement with Cairo University for the production of polymers.


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