CAIRO – Saudi King Abdullah has arrived on a brief visit to Egypt, his first since the 2011 uprising, to show support for the newly elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
Egypt state TV showed his plane landing at Cairo International Airport late Friday, where el-Sissi received the ailing monarch upon his arrival from Morocco, where he spent time for medical rehabilitation.
The visit will be Abdullah's first since the 2011 ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a close ally of both Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations showered Egypt with billions of dollars in aid after el-Sissi, then the army's top general, overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi amid massive protests last summer. Saudi Arabia and Egypt have both declared the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, a terrorist organization.