RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is planning a trip to Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Jordan and Egypt where he will discuss regional and international issues and ink agreements in energy and trade, sources familiar with the plans said yesterday.
This would be Prince Mohammed’s first tour outside the region since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. He visited Japan for a G20 summit in 2019.
Saudi officials are still discussing the exact dates with the countries the crown prince is visiting, the sources said. The trip could happen as soon as early June, they added.
One of the sources, a senior Turkish official, said Prince Mohammed accepted President Tayyip Erdogan’s invitation to visit and both sides were working to schedule it.
Turkey’s president visited the kingdom last month in the first high-level trip after years.
Prince Mohammed’s last tour was of fellow Gulf Arab states last year.