Amid strict security measures, the Egyptian parliament received Sunday Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
State-owned media reported that MPs were not allowed to park their cars in the parliament’s parking area and were also not authorised to keep their mobile phones on them during the session.
Parliament Speaker Ali Abdul Aal opened the session Sunday after 1pm, which was aired on local television channels, despite a media gag on broadcasting parliamentary sessions. Abdul Aal highlighted what he described as the positive and crucial role of Saudi Arabia’s efforts in countering terrorism in the region, especially concerning the Yemeni and Syrian crises.
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