Crown prince arrives in Saudi Arabia after royal tour

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Saudi Arabia morning after his royal tour in the US, France and Spain. (SPA).
Updated 13 April 2018
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Crown prince arrives in Saudi Arabia after royal tour

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday morning after his royal tour in the US, France and Spain.

Before his flight to the Kingdom, the crown prince was received by King Felipe VI of Spain on Thursday in the royal palace in Madrid.

During the visit Saudi Arabia and Spain signed a $2.2 billion framework agreement on defense co-operation at a ceremony in the Spanish capital.

Saudi Arabia also signed major deals with the US and France.


Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Updated 16 October 2018
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Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Pompeo thanked King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation
  • The crown prince assured Pompeo that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies"

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman in the Saudi capital on Tuesday, before arriving at Riyadh’s royal palace to talk with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Pompeo thanked Saudi King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, while the crown prince assured him that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies."

The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman.

“I hope you are comfortable here,” the king told Pompeo, according to the reporters. Pompeo responded, “Thank you for accepting my visit on behalf of President Trump.”

(With AFP)