Algerian government confirms the visit of Saudi Crown Prince

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Moreover, the importance of coordination, especially among the Arab Anti-Terror Quartet, was stressed as being among the goals achieved by the visit of the crown prince to Egypt - his third stop after the UAE and Bahrain.

During the meeting in Cairo, President Sisi affirmed the depth and strength of the ties between the two countries, said a statement by Sisi's spokesman.

The mood in the streets was less friendly.

They chanted "the murderer is not welcome in Tunisia" and "shame on Tunisia's rulers" for receiving the crown prince.

They blamed him for the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi intelligence agents at Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul last month.

He was killed and reportedly dismembered in what Saudi Arabia said was a "rogue" operation.

"We do not reject the participation of Saudi Arabia in the summit, but we refuse that this country should be represented at the summit by a person accused of inciting the murder of our friend Khashoggi, and the accused would use his participation to wash his hands of Khashoggi's blood under your care", said the association.

Egyptian Presidency's office Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman poses with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi in Cairo
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In Cairo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised the "unshakable strategic alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia" during Mohammed bin Salman's visit there, the state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported on Tuesday.

"I never thought I'd see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia", Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote on Twitter after Trump's comments on Tuesday.

Prince Mohammed is not exposed to this kind of protest back home, where he's engaged in a crackdown targeting business leaders, human rights activists and other royals.

"At the moment there is no reason not to meet with the crown prince", Cavusoglu said.

The Tunisian journalists' union sent a letter to the president calling it an "attack on the principles" of the 2011 revolution that brought democracy and freedom of expression to Tunisia.

"A decision by Argentine officials to move toward investigation would be a strong signal that even powerful officials like Mohammed bin Salman are not beyond the reach of the law", Roth said.

Tunisia and Saudi Arabia have very different political systems. Some critics have likened the Tunisian Ennahda party to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in Saudi Arabia. Articles appear on for a limited time.

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