The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not an issue of Turkey but the whole world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
Putin's friendly behaviour contrasted sharply with that of other leaders at the summit, amid suspicions of the prince's possible involvement in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
He had embarked on his Arab tour in later November, visiting each of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia.
A diplomatic official told The Associated Press that the Saudi prince, known as MBS, will meet Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouayhia.
"We have never seen this as a political issue".
The Islamist-oriented Turkish leader, who has been vying for influence in the region with Saudi Arabia, said he did "not wish to cause any damage" to the royal family.
Mr Khashoggi, a trenchant critic of the crown prince who relocated to Virginia and wrote op-eds for the Washington Post, was killed by Saudi operatives inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate on Oct 2, triggering global condemnation.
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At a news conference in Buenos Aires, Trudeau said he had a "frank conversation" with the Saudi crown prince at the leaders' dinner on Friday.
But the intelligence agency has "medium-to-high" confidence that Prince Mohammed "personally targeted" the journalists and "probably ordered his death".
James Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, has called that the G20 summit the final trial for the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
In Mauritania, civil society groups welcomed Prince Mohammed's upcoming visit, deeming it "historic" for ties between the two countries. Readouts of those meetings did not say whether Xi and Modi had confronted the prince over the Khashoggi case. "It remains an important relationship and we're aiming to keep that relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia".
Russian Federation has refrained from criticising Saudi Arabia or the crown prince over the killing.
After repeatedly denying knowledge of the journalist's whereabouts for nearly two weeks, Saudi authorities later acknowledged that the Washington Post columnist had been killed.