Saudi King congratulates Egypt's interim leader

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Credit: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has sent a message of congratulations to the head of the Egyptian Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, for being appointed interim head of state, the Saudi state news agency SPA reports.

"In the name of the people of Saudi Arabia and on my behalf, we congratulate your leadership of Egypt in this critical period of its history. We pray for God to help you bear the responsibility laid upon you to achieve the ambitions of our brotherly people of Egypt," the message said.