Egypt interim president in Saudi Arabia on first overseas trip
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour arrived in Saudi Arabia Monday on his first overseas visit since he replaced deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in early July, dpa reported.
Mansour was received at Jeddah airport by Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
He was expected to meet King Abdullah during his visit.
Saudi Arabia was among the first states to welcome Egyptian army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi's overthrow of Morsi and has pledged 5 billion dollars in aid to Egypt since then.
The conservative monarchy, which mistrusts Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and was concerned at his tentative rapprochement with regional rival Iran, has also offered to make up for any cuts in aid to Egypt from Western countries.
Mansour intended to express "Egypt's gratitude and esteem ... for the principled Saudi position supporting the will of the Egyptian people politically and economically," presidential spokesman Ihab Badawi said Sunday.
Mansour was also expected to travel to Jordan, where he was to meet King Abdullah II.