Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Spain on world tour’s last stop

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince arrived in Madrid on Wednesday for the last stop of his world tour.

Maria Dolores Cospedal, Spain’s defence minister, welcomed Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who also controls the economic policy for the world’s top oil exporter, at Torrejon de Ardoz near Madrid.

Cospedal stood in place for Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis who was accompanying the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on an official visit to Argentina.

Prince Mohammed is expected to meet with Spain’s King Felipe VI on Thursday morning before having discussions later in the day with Rajoy.

According to a Spanish foreign ministry source, during the Prince’s visit to Spain, Saudi Arabia and Spain are expected to sign five memorandums of understanding in the areas of culture, science, employment, air transport and defence.

The Saudi prince’s trip to Spain comes after a world trip that has lasted several weeks, including visits to the US, Britain, France and Egypt and resulted in multimillion-dollar deals.