People walk by a poster of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi for the upcoming presidential election, in Cairo, Egypt, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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When Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman chose Egypt for his first official trip abroad since becoming crown prince, Cairo draped its streets with banners declaring the two countries to be "the beating heart" of the Middle East.After stagnating in the last years of former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt saw its regional standing erode further after Mubarak's 2011 overthrow and the political turbulence, economic crisis and Islamist attacks that followed.Egypt's upheaval has meant that recent years have been challenging for Cairo's diplomacy, said Fahmy, who was foreign minister for a year after Sisi took power in 2013 and also served as Egypt's ambassador to Washington under Mubarak.
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