Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm ties

Saudi Arabia was visited in the past week by Jim Mattis, the new USA defense secretary under President Donald Trump who in January denounced the "harmful influence" of Iran, Saudi Arabia's rival neighbor.

"The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff", said the decree.

The two leaders will discuss ways to boost bilateral strategic ties as well as regional and worldwide issues of joint interest.

But the move came after Egypt voted in favour of a Russian-drafted UN Security Council resolution on Syria that Saudi Arabia strongly opposed.

Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman was named the Kingdom's new minister of state for energy affairs.

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The trip so far has been dominated by US and allies' concerns about North Korea's nuclear and missile development efforts. Tensions on the peninsula have ratcheted up in recent weeks amid sabre-rattling from both the USA and North Korea.

Sisi was welcomed by the Saudi monarch upon arrival at King Salman airbase airport in Riyadh, the official SPA news agency reported. Ahmad Asiri was appointed as deputy head of Saudi Intelligence.

Prince Khalid, the new ambassador in Washington, is a fighter pilot who has trained in the U.S. and carried out air strikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. Essam bin Saeed replaces him.

The army is helping to defend Saudi Arabia's southern border from rebel incursions but analysts say that, in Yemen itself, coalition troops from the United Arab Emirates have the most prominence in ground operations being conducted with local forces.

Salman on Saturday ended the restrictions on compensation for state workers because he is "keen to provide comfort to the Saudi citizens", a decree said, as the kingdom prepares to increase electricity and other prices.

In another major decisions taken Saturday night, Minister of Information and Culture Adel Al-Toraifi was replaced by Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad and the Civil Service minster Khaled Al Araj has been removed from his position and set to be probed. "This is a very excellent step toward rationalized spending", Mohammed al-Tuwaijri, deputy minister of economy and planning told state-run Ekhbariya TV.


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