Egypt cedes two islands to Saudi Arabia as being in Saud territorial waters
The Egyptian cabinet announced that technical work on the maritime boundary between Egypt and Saudi Arabia showed that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir were both within Saudi territorial waters.
|Some opposition figures in Egypt reacted angrily to the move. The announcement came as King Salman of Saudi Arabia was on a five-day visit to Cairo. King Salman addressed parliament on Sunday to thunderous applause and a standing ovation. The Saudis have given significant financial and diplomatic backing to President Abdel el-Sisi since the overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi back in 2013.|