In pics: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's regional tour
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In pics: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s regional tour

In pics: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s regional tour

The Crown Prince left Turkey on Wednesday, June 22, bringing an end to his regional tour that also took him to Egypt and Jordan

Zubina Ahmed
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s regional tour started in Egypt this week on Monday, June 20. He then visited Jordan and closed his trip with Turkey on Wednesday, June 22.

During his regional tour, he held bilateral meetings with each country’s leaders.  The purpose was to review aspects of trade, economy, energy, defense and recent regional and international events among other issues. A few highlights of his tour are shown in the following pictures.

Saudi Crown Prince with Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi
Saudi Crown Prince with Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi

The Crown Prince met Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo on June 20. According to the official Saudi Press Agency, they signed 14 agreements worth $7.7bn, which include infrastructure, renewable energy projects, green hydrogen, medicine and e-commerce. Saudi Arabia-based Alfanar Global Development signed agreements worth SAR2bn ($532m) with the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation and Benya Holding Group, at the headquarters of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones in Cairo.

Next day, the Crown Prince visited Jordan and held a meeting with the country’s King Abdullah II and their Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah.

According to an economic report issued by the Federation of Saudi Chambers of Commerce, the volume of Saudi exports to the Jordanian market amounted to SAR11.6bn and Jordanian imports to the Saudi market amounted to SAR5bn. While the volume of Saudi investments in Jordan amounts to $14bn, across 900 projects. The figures were cited during this visit.

Read: Saudi investments in Jordan amount to $14bn: Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Saudi Crown Prince with Jordan's King Abdullah II
Saudi Crown Prince with Jordan’s King Abdullah II

During the last leg of the regional tour, the Crown Prince met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 22. This was his first trip to the country since he became the Crown Prince.

Saudi Crown Prince sees off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Saudi Crown Prince sees off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

According to the official Saudi Press Agency, a joint statement was released following their meeting to start a new era of cooperation in bilateral relations including political, economic, military, security and cultural relations.

Also read: US President to visit Saudi Arabia in July

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