While some foreign companies and foundations cut ties with Saudi Arabia or scaled back projects after Khashoggi’s killing, many still do business with the kingdom and are becoming less private about their involvement.
During his two-day visit beginning Tuesday, Doval met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to enlist Riyadh’s support. The FATF plenary session and working group meetings are scheduled to be held from October 13 to 18.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called for global action against Iran, warning of "unimaginably high" oil prices otherwise. He also described the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as "a mistake."
Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has not spoken publicly about the killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The CIA and some Western governments have said he ordered it, but Saudi officials say he had no role.
Twitter said it suspended Qahtani’s account because of “violations of our platform manipulation policies.” The company declined to provide more details, but said in a blog post that it took down 5,000 other accounts for what it described as inauthentic behavior or spamming.
Trump has made clear that in his estimation, the relationship is more important than any single incident, telling NBC News last week that he did not want to jeopardize profitable arms sales to Saudi Arabia by speaking out on Khashoggi’s death.
Modi, who met Crown Prince Salman, commonly referred to as MBS, had discussed the situation in Gulf. He appreciated MBS’s leadership for keeping the oil prices “stable and predictable”, according to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
During Salman’s visit, New Delhi and Riyadh will set up a “Strategic Partnership Council” at the ministerial level to deepen partnership in areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture