Saudi crown prince heads to Egypt on start of tour

RIYADH, 21 June 2022, (TON): State news agency said “Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman headed to Egypt, starting his first tour outside the Gulf region in over three years. He will also visit Jordan and Turkey.”

The prince's trip comes ahead of next month's visit to the region by US President Joe Biden, who is expected to meet Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia after a visit to Israel, with the Ukraine conflict and regional security on the agenda.

Prince Mohammed, known as MbS, will hold talks with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Turkey on strengthening bilateral cooperation and matters of joint interest.

Sources have said MbS and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would discuss issues including the impact of the Ukraine war and preparations for Biden's trip to the region in mid-July.

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