Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal vowed to fill any financial gaps left by Western countries withdrawing or suspending aid to Egypt over recent violence.
The Foreign Minister strongly declared, “To those who had declared they are stopping aid to Egypt or are waving such a threat, the Arab and Muslim nations are wealthy with their people and resources and will not shy away from offering a helping hand to Egypt.”
The remarks come after Saudi Arabia recently expressed its full backing of Egypt’s interim government against acts of violence in the nation. Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and other Arab countries have also expressed their support of the government.
The recent stance by Saudi Arabia will likely complicate diplomacy in the international community, but will give Egypt’s government a much needed boost in support and confidence.