Saudi businessman dies during speech in Cairo

Saudi businessman dies during speech in Cairo

Saudi businessman Muhammad Al-Qahtani collapsed and died while giving a speech at a conference in Egypt.

The businessman reportedly residing in the United Arab Emirates was giving a speech at the speaking at the Arab-African Conference in Cairo when he appeared to lose consciousness and fall over backwards.

Mr Al-Qahtani was chairman of the board of Al-Salam Holding Company and reportedly held a number of honorary positions as a goodwill ambassador.

He had been speaking at the event, which was held under the title “in support of the achievements of [Egyptian] President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi”, at the time he collapsed, according to Arabi21.

Mr Al-Qahtani’s cause of death was not immediately clear.

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