World Bulletin / News Desk
Three Saudi military aircraft carrying medical and humanitarian aid landed in Cairo on Tuesday as part of assistance pledged earlier by Saudi Kind Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz.
A source at Cairo International Airport told Anadolu Agency that more planes loaded with aid were expected to arrive on Wednesday.
On Sunday, Riyadh sent two planes carrying a medical team and three mobile field hospitals to ease the pressure on Egyptian hospitals.
Saudi King Abdullah had earlier issued a statement stressing the oil-rich kingdom's support for Egypt's interim government.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government, stood – and continued to stand today – by its brothers in Egypt against terrorism," he said in a message read out on state television Friday.
Saudi Arabia has supported Egypt's military-backed interim government since the July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected head of state.
Since then, Riyadh has pledged $5 billion in aid to shore up Egypt's faltering economy.Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ağustos 2013, 14:46