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Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman arrives in Algeria


The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Algeria on Sunday. Bin Salman returned from Mauritania, resuming a tour of Arab countries after attending the G20 summit in Argentina.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received the prince in Algiers.

Before the summit, the heir to the throne of the world’s top oil exporter had visited the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia.

On his way to Algeria he had stopped over in Mauritania, where Saudi Arabia pledged to build a large hospital in the capital Nouakchott, according to state media.

The crown prince is on his first tour abroad since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

This has strained Saudi Arabia’s ties with the West and affected the prince’s image abroad.


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