Prince Mohammad met Tawadros II in the first visit by a Saudi official to Egypt’s Orthodox Christians’ spiritual center.
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Egypt gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud Monday, with military fanfare and a trip to the Suez Canal meant to underline a growing strategic partnership.Posters featuring Salman alongside President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi lined major roads in central Cairo, where Salman later met with Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II in the first such visit by a Saudi official to the spiritual center of the country's Orthodox Christian community.A Saudi government source said the two countries had agreed to set up a joint $10 billion fund to develop areas of Egypt linked to the Saudi NEOM project.The $500 billion NEOM mega city, unveiled by Prince Mohammad last year, is planned to be a biotech and digital hub spread over 26,500 square kilometers in an area facing Jordan and Egypt.
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