Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Friday 19 October 2018
12:00 PM

In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Arab Republic of Egypt appraised  the results of the preliminary investigation into the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi released by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecutor this morning. The statement asserted that this step demonstrates the Kingdom's keenness and commitment to finding the truth of this incident and taking the required legal action against those involved. This proves the Kingdom's commitment to following up the course of the investigation in a transparent manner, and within a framework of law, to ensure that the full truth be revealed. Egypt sees that the crucial, brave  decisions and procedures undertaken by His Majesty the King, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in this regard are consistent with his His Majesty's usual policy toward respecting legal principles and enforcing justice.

The Arab Republic of Egypt offers the sincerest condolences to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's family, and expresses its trust that the judicial procedures undertaken by the Saudi government will resolve the truth of what happened with irrefutable evidence, and cut off any attempt to politicize the case with the aim of targeting the sister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.​​