In his first official foreign visit since his election in June, Mohammed Mursi, travelled to Saudi Arabia to meet with Saudi officials.

He was met at the airport by Crown Prince Salman and a host of other royal family members in Jeddah, which is the summer seat of the Saudi government, before he was driven to a meeting and dinner with King Abdullah. Saudi had strong ties previously with the former president Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled last year. But Mursi's election left Saudi Arabia with little option other than to try to extend its hand to the new president. To show it was willing to start a new era in relations with the Muslim Brotherhood.

After the meeting Mursi flew back to Cairo where he faces a delicate balancing act between his desire to wrest power from the military and stabilising a fragile economy that may not tolerate a further political escalation.

Written and Presented by Ann Salter