|Date: 29/04/2012 Time: 11:08:00 PM
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby
phoned on Sunday Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and
Egyptian counterpart Mohammad Kamel Amr.
Arab League Chief expressed, in a statement, his confidence in the wisdom
by the two countries to overcome current developments, noting on the historic
relations between the two countries.
Al-Araby added that he was also very confident that the bond between the
two countries would enable the political leaderships of both countries to
overcome any obstacle, noting as well on Arab joint work being the bases of
The Egyptian Higher Council of the Armed Forces stressed anew importance on
the exceptional relations and strong ties between Egypt and the Kingdom of
A statement by the council said that the two countries enjoy historic and
strong relations, and will work relentlessly to overcome the matter.
The statement added that the council hopes that both countries will
continue working and avoid any destabilization to the brotherly relations.
Also earlier, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry reassured the public opinion on
the legal procedures being taken by the Saudi authorities against an Egyptian
Last week, the Egyptian Consulate in Jeddah, southwest of Saudi Arabia,
received a phone call from an Egyptian lady saying that Ahmad Al-Jizawi, an
Egyptian national, was arrested for political reasons upon his arrival at
Jeddah airport on his way to perform an "Umra' (minor pilgrimage).
The consulate sent a urgent note for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry to
follow up the case.
The ambassador in Riyadh met Prince Saud Bin Nayef, chief of staff of the
Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Interior's office, seeking explanation of
the affair and demanding an early release for Al-Jizawi, according to the
In the evening of Monday, April 23, Al-Jizawi's wife contacted the
consulate to inform that her husband was detained at the Saudi drug combat
department, Al-Sahafa St.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammad Kamel Amr, who was informed of the case,
phoned his Saudi counterpart and asked him to allow the Egyptian consul to
The meeting took place on the same day and lasted for more than 90 minutes,
the statement added.