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Saudi Crown Prince Postpones His Visit To Malaysia

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has postponed his visit to Malaysia.

The Malaysian government has been informed of the postponement of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's visit to Malaysia which was scheduled for tomorrow.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters after delivering a keynote address at the 2019 democracy festival of Kuala Lumpur organized by forces of renewal for Southeast Asia. Premier Mahathir said he did not know why, except that he said he is not coming, that is the only information he got?

According to Malaysian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah had contacted his Saudi Arabian counterpart Adel Al Jubeir on the postponement of the visit.

Foreign News Agencies reported that Mohammed, who is the Saudi Arabian's council for economics and development affairs chairman, would be on a visit of several Asian countries starting with Pakistan this week.

From Islamabad, the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince was scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday for a two-day official visit before going to Indonesia on Monday and then to India.
Mohammed's visit to Malaysia would have been his first after he was appointed as the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince in June 2017.