June 21, 2017 / 6:48 PM / a year ago

Alwaleed bin Talal pledges loyalty to new Saudi Crown Prince: Twitter account

FILE PHOTO - Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal arrives at the Elysee palace in Paris, France, to attend a meeting with French President, September 8 , 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

DUBAI (Reuters) - Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal pledged loyalty on Wednesday to the kingdom’s new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Alwaleed posted on his Twitter account.

“I congratulate my brother the Crown Prince and swear allegiance to Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince,” the posting said. Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding 4280.SE investment firm is a major investor in U.S. companies in the technology and other sectors.

Reporting by Marwa Rashad, Writing by William Maclean; Editing by Toby Chopra

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