Saudi Crown Prince, Algerian PM Hold Talks in Algiers

Saudi Crown Prince, Algerian PM Hold Talks in Algiers

Pompeo also declined to comment on a Central Intelligence Agency assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was involved in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

During the visit, the two countries witnessed the launch of five partnership projects between the Kingdom and Algeria, within the framework of the 14th session of the Algerian-Saudi Business Council held on Monday on the sidelines of the Crown Prince's visit to Algeria.

Before the summit, the heir to the throne of the world's top oil exporter had visited the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia.

Pedro Sanchez said Saudi Arabia had to clarify what happened in connection with the death of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

With pomp reserved for heads of state, Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia greeted bin Salman on the tarmac late Sunday.

The two sides issued a joint statement announcing the establishment of a Supreme Council for Saudi-Algerian Coordination.

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Jeremy Corbyn said the Prime Minister had offered no more than "warm words" about the brutal killing and the use of British-made weapons by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. It was jointly denounced by 17 intellectuals, journalists, Muslim scholars and other figures in Algeria in a statement obtained by AFP.

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It said Prince Mohammed was "responsible for the death of a large number of children and civilians in Yemen" as well as that of Khashoggi.

When he informed Khashoggi of this, the journalist replied, "God help us".

He said: "They are a relationship that has mattered for 70 years across Republican and Democrat administrations alike, and remain an important relationship".

Spain and Saudi Arabia would continue to maintain close relations and Madrid is set to continue shipping arms to the country, Sanchez added.

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