The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, paid his first official visit to Spain this week. The 32-year-old heir met with King Felipe VI at the Zarzuela Palace and attended a lunch at Madrid's Royal Palace with other officials on Thursday, hosted by the king and queen. The Spanish royal family has traditionally enjoyed a close relationship with its Saudi counterparts. During the visit, both countries were keen to stress good relations. The prince is seen as the force behind moves to reform and open up Saudi Arabia and Spanish business leaders are eagerly awaiting opportunities to win contracts, including in transport and defence.