Saudi crown prince’s visit to strengthen trade ties

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will make his first visit to Malaysia since being appointed as crown prince in June 2017. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Malaysia this weekend is expected to focus on Jeddah-Kuala Lumpur economic ties and cooperation, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said.

A foreign news agency had reported that Mohammed, who is also the Saudi Arabia chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, is on a tour to several Asian countries, starting with Pakistan this week.

The Saudi crown prince is scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday for a two-day visit before leaving for Indonesia.

It will be his first visit to Malaysia after being appointed as the kingdom’s crown prince in June 2017.