Macron rencontrera le prince héritier saoudien à Paris alors que le royaume cherche à diversifier son économie

La visite du prince Mohammed en France est sa deuxième dans un pays européen depuis le début de la pandémie de Covid

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for talks in Paris on Thursday.

The topics set to dominate the meeting include energy supply, as concern grows over possible power cuts due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as taking steps to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme.

Discussions are set to get under way later in the day and will include a working dinner at the Elysee Palace.

The French president travelled to the kingdom in December 2021 for talks with Prince Mohammed.

Mr Macron will be meeting the Saudi Crown Prince fresh from talks with two close allies of the kingdom, President Sheikh Mohamed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.