Emmanuel Macron wants to convince Mohammed bin Salman to accept that international experts participate in the Khashoggi investigation. A camera seized the two men in full discussion on November 30 on the occasion of the G20.
Was it about Jamal Khashoggi, murdered on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul? The sound is barely audible and, obviously, the presence of the camera embarrasses the two leaders. “You never listen,” we hear Emmanuel Macron say to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia. As the camera gets closer, the Saudi opts for laughter, at the risk of appearing at odds with the remonstrances, all diplomatic, President of the Republic.
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— بدر العساكر Bader Al Asaker (@Badermasaker) November 30, 2018
On November 30, after a meeting on the first day of the G20 summit in Argentina with his European counterparts, Emmanuel Macron had a short discussion with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to express the wish of the Europeans to associate international experts to investigate the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi .
— RT France (@RTenfrancais) November 19, 2018
“The President of the Republic went to the reception area of all the heads of state. He saw [Mohammed ben Salmane] and wished to go to him to see him and have a very frank and firm discussion with him, “said the advisers of the French head of state. “Two points were raised, the willingness of Europeans on the Kashoggi case to involve international experts in the ongoing investigation and the need for a political solution in Yemen,” they said.