Saudi Crown Prince begins first foreign tour after Khashoggi’s death to build support
BAGHDAD, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his first foreign tour since the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his consulate in Istanbul on October 2, in an attempt to gain regional support.
The official Emirates News Agency (WAM) said that bin Salman arrived on Thursday evening, to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was received by the Saudi official at the airport as he got off the plane, the Agency said.
The meeting dealt with the challenges and threats facing the Middle East region.
They stressed that the two countries' relations give them a "strategic dimension in dealing with the challenges" and that "the strong partnership between the two countries is a major addition to the common Arab security."
A statement by the Saudi royal court said the tour had been decided "at the direction of" Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz.
The statement did not specify which countries the Crown Prince would visit, but a source in the Tunisian Presidency explained that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia will arrive in Tunisia next Tuesday, according to the "Agence France-Presse.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency