Saudi King Abdullah will visit Egypt on Friday for the first time since the 2011, in a show of support for newly-elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi,
The visit will be Abdullah’s first since the 2011
The first world leader to congratulate el-Sissi after winning last month’s election was King Abdullah,
The monarch declared that the turmoil sparked by the Arab Spring should now come to a close.
“The brotherly Egyptian people have suffered during the past period of chaos. The short-sighted called it ‘creative chaos,'” the king said in a letter published by the Saudi state news agency.
He called for a donors conference to help Egypt “get out of the tunnel,” referring to its wrecked economy.