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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed arrives in Greece on his first Europe trip

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed arrives in Greece on his first Europe trip

Saudi CP Mohammed (centre left) and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis visit the Acropolis museum in Athens. AFP

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in Greece on Tuesday and is due to head to France later this week, on his first Europe trip.

Prince Mohammed will meet with the leaders of both France and Greece "to discuss bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in various fields," the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a statement from the royal court.


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The trip comes less than two weeks after US President Joe Biden visited the Saudi city of Jeddah for a summit of Arab leaders and met one-on-one with Prince Mohammed, greeting him with a fist bump.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed arrives in Greece on his first Europe trip
Representatives from Saudi Arabian and Greek companies shake hands after signing an agreement in Athens. Reuters

Accompanied by three ministers and a large business delegation, Prince Mohammed held talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens, footage broadcast live by Greece's ERT public television showed.

Prince Mohammed said the two countries would finalise a series of bilateral projects, including the installation of an electricity cable linking Saudi Arabia to Greece which will provide Europe "with much cheaper energy".

On Wednesday, agreements on maritime transport, energy and defence technology among other things are due to be signed, according to the Greek foreign ministry.

Agence France-Presse

 

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