Saudi Crown Prince to visit Egypt on Monday as part of regional tour

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Jun 2022

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to land in Egypt on Monday on his first leg of a three-nation regional tour, two diplomatic sources told Reuters.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
File Photo: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a session at the annual Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the Saudi capital Riyadhon October 26, 2021. AFP


The Crown Prince will meet Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to discuss issues that include the regional impact of the war in Ukraine.

The meeting will also tackle preparations for US President Joe Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia next month, according to the sources.

On Tuesday, the White House announced that Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East as president July 13-16. The US President will attend a regional Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia.

The latest visit by the Saudi Crown Prince to Egypt was in June 2021, when he met the Egyptian President in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Bin Salman's regional tour includes Jordan and Turkey.

He is expected to hold meetings with leaders of both countries, Saudi newspaper Okaz reported.

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