Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Adds Egypt Leg to International Trip

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will begin a weeks long international tour with a three day visit to Egypt, according to a Reuters report citing confirmation from the office of Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed strong ties since Al-Sisi took power and ousted the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. As Reuters notes, Cairo supports Riyadh in its fight against Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen and last year joined a Saudi-led boycott of Gulf state Qatar and agreed to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi despite widespread criticism at home.

The three-day visit will start on March 4, with the Saudi crown prince then traveling to London on March 7 and the United States on March 19.

The Crown Prince is widely expected to meet with President Trump in Washington, D.C., but little else is known about the Prince’s trip to the U.S.