Before attending the G20 summit in Argentina next week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman tours the Kingdom's 'brotherly countries', starting with Egypt.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is visiting Egypt this Friday, after which he will also visit the UAE and Bahrain in what was reportedly described as a tour of the Kingdom's 'brotherly countries'. The tour comes in a time where the young prince, commonly referred to by his initials MbS, is facing international scrutiny and calls of sanctions after the CIA had recently concluded that the shocking killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi must have been ordered by the Prince himself.
Bin Salman is visiting the three Arab countries before concluding the tour and taking off to Argentina to participate in the G20 summit, according to sources.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain have a history together, as the four countries have agreed to pledge a boycott against Qatar since mid-2017, for reasons related to Qatar's interference in political affairs concerning other countries, and were the first to come to the defense of the Crown Prince and the Kingdom after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
During his visits, Bin Salman is planning on discussing peace-related issues with the designated countries' leaders, such as ways to face terrorism in the region, developments in Yemen, and Iranian threats. They will also be discussing methods to enhance bilateral cooperation between the three nations.
Bin Salman's first visit to Egypt as Crown Prince was last March. It's worth noting that Reuters exclusively reported on Tuesday that a group of senior Saudi royals are seeking to replace MbS as the next King of Saudi Arabia.
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