CAIRO, 8th April, 2016 (WAM)–Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi bestowed the Order of the Nile, Egypt’s highest state honour, on The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in Cairo on Friday.

The medal is granted for exceptional services to the nation, and is often awarded to heads of foreign states. King Salman, who is currently in the second day of his five-day visit to Egypt, met with El-Sisi on Saturday at the Ittihadeya presidential palace to the receive the honour, amid heavy media presence.

The king was greeted on arrival at Cairo International Airport by El-Sisi.