|Date: 28/04/2012 Time: 07:52:00 PM
Head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of Armed
Forces (SCAF) Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi contacted Saudi officials Saturday
to heal the diplomatic rift threatening the ties between the two Arab nations
over protests at the Saudi embassy in Cairo.
Egyptian TV reported that Tantawi has called Saudi authorities to help end
the rift and keep the historic and brotherly relations between the two
In a sudden move, Saudi Arabia recalled its Ambassador in Cairo and closed
embassy and all consulates in Egypt, after protests outside its embassy over
the arrest of an Egyptian visiting the Kingdom.