President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that the media has played a negative role in their coverage of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has sparked an international outcry.
The president added that Saudi Arabia’s stability cannot be undermined, according to Egypt’s state news agency MENA.
“We are confident about the wise and rational administration of the kingdom under the leadership of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz,” El-Sisi said.
The president called on the public to wait for the results of the Saudi investigation into the killing.
Khashoggi, a well-known Saudi journalist who was critical of some of the policies of the kingdom, disappeared after entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
The international community and major international media outlets have called on the Saudi government to account for the killing of Khashoogi in a transparent manner.
Saudi officials, who initially said that Khashoggi had left the consulate, later announced that he was killed inside the consulate.
The Saudi authorities have since arrested 18 Saudi nationals in connection with Khashoogi’s murder and opened an investigation into the case.
Egypt has warned against the case being used to politically exploit Saudi Arabia and hailed the kingdom’s “transparent investigation” into the case.