Saudi Arabia deposits $5 billion in Egypt’s central bank

Photo: Muhammad Mansour

Saudi Arabia deposited $5 billion in Egypt’s central bank, its state-owned press agency reported on March 30, as Egyptian authorities grapple with rising food prices.  

Saudi authorities have now deposited a total of $10.3 billion at the Central Bank of Egypt. In October last year, Saudi Arabian authorities deposited $3 billion, and extended the terms of another $2.3 billion loan.  

Egypt is also stepping up efforts to seek aid from other Middle Eastern countries, as it faces strain from

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