Saudi Arabia's crown prince to visit Bahrain, will hold talks with King Hamad

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was due to visit Bahrain on the second leg of a regional tour. (SPA)
Updated 25 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince to visit Bahrain, will hold talks with King Hamad

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was due to visit Bahrain on Sunday on the second leg of a regional tour, his first since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
Prince Mohammed, who began his tour Thursday with a visit to Abu Dhabi, will hold talks with Bahrain's King Hamad, the state-run Bahrain News Agency said on Saturday.
Quoting a royal court statement from Manama it said that the Saudi crown prince and King Hamad will discuss the "deep-rooted fraternal and historic relations binding the two brotherly countries and peoples, in addition to (the) latest regional, Arab and international developments".
The crown prince has been in the UAE, where he met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
They discussed the longstanding strategic ties between the two countries.
A series of issues were taken up, including current security threats in the Middle East and their impact on the stability of the region.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began an official trip to South Korea and Japan on Tuesday.
The visit comes after an invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in and based on the directives of King Salman, the royal court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
He will meet with the president and a number of officials to discuss bilateral relations and issues of common interest.
The crown prince will also head to Japan after Korea to head the Kingdom’s delegation at the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday and Saturday.
During his visit to Japan, the crown prince is expected to meet with several heads of states and senior officials, among them Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin.