Hundreds protest in Tunisia against Saudi Crown Prince's visit

Hundreds protest in Tunisia against Saudi Crown Prince's visit

Hundreds protest in Tunisia against Saudi Crown Prince's visit

A protest is underway in the Tunisian capital, Tunis against a visit by Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman over killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Monday, Nov. 26 Bin Salman upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport.

After a week of controversy about the expected visit, Guitouni stated that "the Saudi Crown Prince's visit is an expression of friendliness to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and has nothing to do with oil prices in the global market".

USA media reported earlier that the briefing would also focus on the Saudi role in the death of Khashoggi, and whether to impose further sanctions on the kingdom.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been bastions of the entire region.

Tunisia and Saudi Arabia have very different political systems.

The killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of the crown prince, at Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 has frayed Saudi Arabia's relations with the West and tarnished Prince Mohammed's image overseas.

Saudi Arabia offered refuge to the autocratic ruler that Tunisians overthrew in 2011, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and democracy activists have denounced Riyadh's refusal to extradite him.

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Speaking of the prospect of U.S. -Saudi leaders' meeting, Sanders said she would not rule out any interaction, adding that Trump will also meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Crown Prince arrived earlier tonight.

The crown prince's visit to Cairo is an important step in promoting strategic relations between the two countries.

"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.

Khashoggi's murder has strained Saudi Arabia's ties with the West and affected its image overseas. It read: "No to the pollution of the Tunisian revolution".

The Tunisian journalists' union and a collective of 50 lawyers have filed two legal complaints against the prince for alleged crimes against humanity in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Shiite rebels, and repression of freedom of expression.

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