Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt on Monday, continuing his first trip overseas since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul drew global condemnation.
This was evident from the welcome from Egyptian MPs and some of those who came out to receive the crown prince on the streets of Cairo, either spontaneously or by prior arrangement, which emphasized that Egypt stands by the Saudi Arabian people and leadership.
In his remarks, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reiterated the strong and long relations between Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
Riyadh is a close regional ally of Cairo and it has supported Egypt with billions of USA dollars and tons of oil supplies to boost the Egyptian economy following the military ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests.
Under the title "No to polluting revolutionary Tunisia", Tunisian journalists and 12 civil society organisations held a press conference on Monday at the headquarters of the syndicate, condemning their government for hosting bin Salman, who they held responsible for Khashoggi's death.
Protesters shout slogans and hold signs opposing the visit of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Tunis, Tunisia, November 26, 2018.
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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Monday, Nov. 26 Bin Salman upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport.
Among his many titles, MBS is the defense minister of Saudi Arabia, which could sustain war crimes charges against him under Argentina's expansive laws.
Demonstrators also called for an end to the Saudi-led military campaign in neighbouring Yemen, which was launched by Prince Mohammed in his role as defence minister in 2015.
Crown Prince Muhammad was accorded an official welcome, including playing the national anthems of the two countries.
Saudi Arabia's plans to build a nuclear power plant will speed up the Kingdom's economic development as it would diversify its over-reliance on crude oil, a Saudi energy expert told Sputnik in an interview on Tuesday. Some critics have likened the Tunisian Ennahda party to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in Saudi Arabia.
A dozen Tunisian non-governmental organizations issued a joint statement saying the visit is aimed at cleaning up Prince Mohammed's image after the Khashoggi death, and denounced "flagrant violations of human rights and repressive practices against freedom of speech" in Saudi Arabia. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.