Prince Mohammed told a major investment conference in Riyadh that Saudi Arabia and Turkey would work together “to reach results” on a joint investigation into the killing.
“The incident that happened is very painful, for all Saudis... The incident is not justifiable,” the crown prince said on a discussion panel. “Justice in the end will appear.”
He described co-operation between Riyadh and Ankara as “special”, despite fierce criticism from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his aides.
Hours earlier US President Donald Trump, in his toughest comments yet, told the Wall Street Journal that the crown prince bore ultimate responsibility for the operation that led to the Saudi journalist’s killing.