Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has extended an invitation to Egyptian Copts to visit Saudi Arabia.
The gesture came during his meeting at Cairo's main Coptic Cathedral with the head of the Egyptian church Pope Tawadros II, who said that he was invited along with all Copts to visit Saudi Arabia.
Prince Mohammed also met Al Azhar leader Dr Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb who praised the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia in serving the Islamic nation and defending its interests.
The meeting also stressed the importance of joint co-ordination to address the challenges facing the Arab and Islamic nation to preserve religious constants and spread Islamic culture, highlight noble principles and noble values, and reject extremist ideology, said SPA.
The meeting came on the second day of the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Egypt – his first foreign tour since he became heir to the throne.
Prince Mohammed also visited Al Azhar University, toured a section of the Suez Canal and watched a performance at the Cairo Opera House.