February 23, 2019 / 10:37 PM / 6 months ago

Saudi king pardons Egyptians detained in the kingdom

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz is pictured in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman issued an order late on Saturday granting pardon to and release of a number of Egyptian citizens detained and imprisoned in the kingdom, Saudi press agency reported.

The order came with an official visit to Egypt by the king to attend the first joint summit of Arab League and European Union leaders starting on Sunday.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Alistair Bell

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