The West largely avoided hosting the “de facto” ruler of Saudi Arabia after the assassination of Khashoggi
The Saudi crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman (Mohammed), left Riyadh today for an official visit to Greece and France, which is the first visit to the member states of the European Union since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi almost four years ago,
The West largely avoided hosting the “de facto” ruler of Saudi Arabia after the assassination of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who criticized the ruling family in that country. He was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
Convictions for visitation
Mohammed bin Salman will meet with the leaders of Greece and France to discuss bilateral relations and ways to improve them in several areas and issues of mutual interest, the official Saudi Press Agency said in a statement. It is not stated how long the visit will last.
His visit comes just ten days after US President Joe Biden visited Saudi Arabia and met with bin Salman.
Biden’s visit was criticized in the United States of America, and it was also condemned by international human rights organizations.
The Saudi crown prince visited several Arab countries last year and was in Turkey in June.
The two countries are trying to normalize relations that deteriorated after Khashoggi’s murder.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Saudi Arabia last year.