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Saudi king arrives in Egypt for first-ever EU-Arab summit

Attendees include Yemen's President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

Saudi king arrives in Egypt for first-ever EU-Arab summit
The king will head the Saudi delegation at the two-day summit, which will take place at Red Sea resort Sharm El-Sheikh.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Egypt on Saturday for an official visit which will see him attend the first-ever European-Arab summit hosted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the two-day summit, which will take place at Red Sea resort Sharm El-Sheikh.

It also will see 50 nations’ representatives attend including Yemen’s President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

The summit aims to boost cooperation between the two regions on shared concerns such as climate change, illegal migration, economic development and conflicts in Palestine, Libya, Syria and Yemen. It also aims to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian relations.