TUNIS: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Tunisia on Tuesday where he was received by President Beji Caid Essebsi.
On arrival, Prince Mohammed said the Tunisian people have a special place in the hearts of the Saudi people.
“It is impossible that I embark on a tour in North Africa without touching down in Tunisia,” the crown prince told Al Arabiya News Channel. He said both countries would work together on boosting ties in the interests of their people.
The visit is the fourth stop on the Crown Prince’s tour of Arab nations, which has so far taken in Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt.
Prince Mohammed was greeted with a ceremonial reception and both the Saudi and Tunisian national anthems were played and a guard of honor inspected.
The crown prince was accompanied by the Tunisian president, in an official motorcade, to Carthage Presidential Palace where the two leaders held talks.
Prince Mohammed delivered greetings to Essebsi from King Salman. Talks were also held between the delegations from both countries on developing relations in various fields, and on regional and international issues.
Prince Mohammed also met Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.
The crown prince’s delegation includes Prince Turki bin Mohammed, Advisor at the Royal Court, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, Minister of Interior, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir.
The visit lasted several hours, before Prince Mohammed left the country.
Prince Mohammad sent a cable of thanks to Essebsi.
“The results of our bilateral talks ensure the brotherly relations between our countries, and the joint desire to deepen cooperation between the two countries in various fields,” the cable said.