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Saudi king says it will hold donor conference for Egypt

A supporter of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds an Egyptian flag while celebrating at Tahrir square in Cairo May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has invited countries to attend a donor conference for Egypt, his country's most populous Arab ally, following its election of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday.

The world's top oil exporter has been a main supporter of Sisi and Egypt's military government since the army overthrew president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last summer. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pledged $12 billion in aid then, but have not announced any new commitments.

 

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