Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in his first visit to Cairo, will finalize $22bn-plus of deals. Egypt says it needs some $27bn to fund its three-year development plan to revive the economy, and Riyadh appears to be its major sponsor.

This week’s visit to Cairo by Saudi monarch King Salman is set to bring a new package of much needed aid, as Egypt struggles to curb its budget deficit and find new resources to fund its three-year development plan.

Egypt was set to sign the final...