FILE - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the second day of the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
FILE - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the second day of the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has begun his first tour abroad since facing international pressure over the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

FILE - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh, Oct. 23, 2018.
Saudi Crown Prince Goes on Tour of Arab States Amid Khashoggi Storm

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday at the start of a tour of several Arab countries, his first trip abroad since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that caused a global outcry.

The prince, the country's de facto ruler, is also expected to participate in a Group of 20 (G-20) meeting in Buenos Aires at the end of the month which will be attended by leaders from the United States, Turkey and European countries.

The killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of the crown prince, at Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul

The prince is visiting the kingdom's closest ally, the United Arab Emirates. Prince Mohammed was received in the UAE by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed late on Thursday.
 
The UAE's state-run news agency reported Friday that the two discussed "brotherly and strategic ties."
 
The two countries, at war in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels there since 2015, are expected to take part in U.N.-led peace talks in Sweden next month.
 
The crown prince is next scheduled to visit Bahrain and Egypt as part of his tour, before coming face-to-face with world leaders in Argentina Nov. 30 for the two-day Group of 20 summit.

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