Egypt’s Morsi to Make Saudi Arabia His First Foreign Visit
Voice of America | Lucien Zeigler | 7.8.12
Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsi will make his first overseas trip to Saudi Arabia. Analysts say his choice of a strong Sunni Muslim country with deep pockets is significant.
President Morsi will visit the conservative Islamic kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday where he is expected to meet with King Abdullah as well as visit the holy city of Mecca where he will perform Umrah – a form of Muslim pilgrimage that can be performed any time during the year.