Pakistan, India eye investments from Saudi Arabia as crown prince set to visit two countries

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India and Pakistan in coming days.

The prince, known as MBS, is also expected to visit China, Malaysia and Indonesia during a tour that will be his first through the region since the storm over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October.

Prince Mohammad is due in visit Pakistan this weekend, when he is expected to ink agreements, mainly linked to a refinery and the power sector, Pakistani officials said.

He is expected in New Delhi next week, along with leading Saudi businessmen, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was among a handful of heads of state who attended Riyadh’s flagship investment conference that month, an event that was boycotted by many companies and world leaders in protest over Khashoggi’s murder…read more

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