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MBS in South Korea, ahead of G20 in Japan

Lola Evans
26 Jun 2019, 16:02 GMT+10

SEOUL, South Korea - The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, began his trip to the Asia Pacific region on Wednesday as his plane touched down in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

The Crown Prince was met at the Seoul International Airport by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Jae-in had invited the crown prince to visit his country on behalf of King Salman who approved the visit, according to a statement carried by the Saudi news agency SPA.

Crown Prince Salman was expected to meet with the president and other South Korean officials to discuss bilateral relations, particularly in relation to trade.

At the conclusion of his visit to South Korea the crown prince will fly on to Japan where he will represent the Saudi delegation at the G20 summit being staged in Osaka on Friday and Saturday.

The crown prince has also arranged a number of meetings with heads of state including Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was unclear whether he will have a meeting with U.S, President Donald Trump who is also attending.

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