Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed al-Qattan on Tuesday denied reports printed in an Egyptian newspaper that Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz visited former President Hosni Mubarak in the medical center where he is detained.
The independent Al-Watan daily, which is owned by Mohamed Amin and edited by Magdy el-Gallad, had said that certain dignitaries and Arab leaders, including the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, and the Saudi crown prince visited Mubarak.
“The crown prince has not been to Cairo for almost two years and has never seen that medical center,” Qattan said, calling on the media to report accurately so as not to jeopardize the good relations between the two countries.
Kuwaiti Ambassador Rashid al-Hamad also denied that the emir visited Mubarak.
“The last time the emir was here was in January 2011 to attend the Arab Economic Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh before the revolution,” he said.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm