Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit

Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit

Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit

After initially denying the murder, Saudi Arabia has acknowledged Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate but blamed his death on a "rogue" operation.

Following the meeting, a Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister stressed the importance of ensuring that those responsible for the appalling murder of Jamal Khashoggi are held to account, and that Saudi Arabia takes action to build confidence that such a deplorable incident could not happen again". "We are all very much hoping that there will be de-escalation and a release of those prisoners".

Mohammed bin Salman said Saudi Arabia is ready to meet the oil and petrochemical demand of India, so is the Saudi's giant oil company Aramco to invest in large refinery projects in India.

Salman, who has been accused by the worldwide community of ordering the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Putin, who has faced claims he ordered the nerve attack on Sergei Skripal in Britain, were pictured hand-in-hand during the second day in Buenos Aires.

On November 22, bin Salman began a foreign tour during which he visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia as well as attending the G20 summit in Argentina.

But the prince is not out of the woods yet.

France adds that Macron insisted on global experts being part of an investigation into the killing of Khashoggi.

"But this is not only the case of Turkey, but of the whole world".

The civil war in Yemen constitutes the largest humanitarian catastrophe going on in the world today, Trudeau said, adding it is a subject that has been raised throughout the G20 summit.

The Wall Street Journal, quoting the Central Intelligence Agency assessment, said Saturday that Prince Mohammed sent at least 11 messages in the hours before the killing to a close adviser charged with overseeing the murder. He has also been sanctioned by Washington.

At the conclusion of the summit, Saudi Arabia will join the G20 three-country committee, or troika, that includes Argentina, as the former summit host, Japan as the 2019 host. Prince Mohammed reportedly said that if Khashoggi couldn't be convinced to come to Saudi Arabia then "we could possibly lure him outside Saudi Arabia and make arrangements".

Erdogan also said Prince Mohammed had sent his chief prosecutor to Turkey to investigate the Khashoggi killing, but the prosecutor failed to share information with Turkey.

Keeping Khashoggi in the headlines will prove increasingly hard as it seems much of the world has signalled that it is moving on.

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