Crown Prince attends APEC summit, meets counterparts in Bangkok

Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman has attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, leading Saudi Arabia's delegation at the annual gathering of the 21-member bloc.

The Crown Prince arrived on Thursday in Thailand on an official visit upon invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

A total of 21 state members will participate in the event, including Indonesia, Canada, China, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, Singapore, the US, Thailand, the Philippines, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Upon his arrival at the venue of the summit, Prince Mohammed was welcomed by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Later, the Crown Prince held talks with several world leaders attending the summit, on the sidelines of the APEC summit.

He met with the Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, French president Emmanuel Macron, Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Indonesian president Joko Widodo.