Crown Prince Mohammed cancels trip to Japan amidst father’s health battle

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Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cancelled his visit to Japan following his father, King Salman’s pneumonia diagnosis.

The 38-year-old heir to the throne was supposed to visit Japan from 20-23 May. The visit will be rescheduled for a later date.

He was due to meet Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the trip.

King Salman of Saudi Arabia is undergoing treatment for lung inflammation at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The 88-year-old monarch underwent medical tests hours earlier at the royal clinics at Al Salam Palace due to a fever and joint pain.

The King is being treated with antibiotics, according to the state news agency, Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

King Salman has been King of Saudi Arabia since the death of his brother, Abdullah, in January 2015. He named his son, Mohammed, as Crown Prince in 2017. Mohammed has also served as the Prime Minister since his father appointed him to the role in 2022. He previously served as Minister of Defence.

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