Saudi king hails `historic` Sisi win of Egypt presidency

Saudi King Abdullah hailed as a "historic day" the election of Egypt`s ex-army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a president, calling for donors a donors conference to help Egypt through its economic troubles.

Riyadh: Saudi King Abdullah hailed as a "historic day" the election of Egypt`s ex-army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a president, calling for donors a donors conference to help Egypt through its economic troubles.

The king, whose wealthy country is a strong ally of Egypt, said Sisi`s sweeping win with 96.9 percent of the vote represents a "historic day and a new stage for Egypt," in a telegram published by SPA state news agency.

"To the brothers and friends of Egypt... I invite all to a donors conference... to help it overcome its economic crisis," he said.

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