Saudi crown prince arrives in Egypt on third leg of Arab tour

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt on Monday, continuing his first trip abroad since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul drew global condemnation.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received Prince Mohammed at Cairo airport on what was the third leg of a tour through the Arab world by the prince after visits to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Egyptian state news agency MENA said.

Prince Mohammed was expected to ways of strengthening bilateral relations with Sisi, MENA said.

The crown prince is also expected to participate in a G20 meeting in Buenos Aires at the end of the month, which will be attended by leaders from the United States, Turkey and other European countries.

The killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of Prince Mohammed, has strained Saudi Arabia’s ties with the West and battered the crown prince’s image abroad.

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