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Saudi Crown Prince Begins European Tour in Paris

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd-R) welcomes Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman (1st-R) next to French Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Francois Gouyette (1st-L) at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, on April 8, 2018. (Getty)

Riyadh – Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Paris on Sunday at the start of a
European tour that also includes Spain.

Prince Mohammed, Saudi defence minister and one of the kingdom’s most powerful policymakers, is due to meet President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

On the agenda for his two-day stay in Paris are the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and the Iran nuclear deal. He will also attend cultural events and an economic forum.

Prince Mohammed just completed a three-week visit to the United States.

A tourism project between Paris and Riyadh is expected to be announced.


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