Despite opposition, Biden will meet Prince Mohammed bin Salman

In advance of his contentious meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s de facto ruler, US Vice President Joe Biden will depart for Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Both the prince and his father, King Salman, will be introduced to Mr. Biden.

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He had promised to declare Saudi Arabia a “pariah” following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in 2018 two years prior.

Despite the prince’s denials, US intelligence believed that he gave his approval.

The leaders will talk about the availability of energy, human rights, and security collaboration.

The greatest oil producer in the world, Saudi Arabia, is attempting to mend fences after a surge in oil costs brought on by Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.

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