Saudi crown prince visits Maldives

Saudi crown – The Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and the Minister of Defence of the ‎Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al ‎Saud has arrived Maldives on Friday on an official visit.

He was greeted, on arrival at ‎Ibrahim Nasir ‎International Airport by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul ‎Gayoom.‎

A ceremony was held at Republic Square to welcome the crown prince.

Discussions were held regarding the $300 million soft loan facility requested by Maldives, as well as Saudi investments and partnerships in Maldives in energy, tourism, transport, and Islamic affairs.

Discussions about credit facilities aimed at settling Maldives’ budgetary requirements began last year during former President Dr Mohamed Waheed’s visit to Riyadh.

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