Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (R) shaking hands with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud (seated) during their meeting in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 10, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/HO/SPA)
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The leaders of the Arab world's most populous state and its richest state met Sunday to talk over joint efforts to counter Islamist militancy across the Middle East, including the turmoil now shaking Iraq.President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah are sworn enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia, along with Gulf Arab allies Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, have provided some $20 billion in aid after Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohammad Morsi last year following mass protests against his one year in office.King Abdullah has also called for a donor conference for Egypt expected to take place either this year or early next year to provide further support to the most populous country in the Arab World.
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