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Special envoy leaves for Saudi Arabia to extend China's condolences on crown prince's death

(Xinhua)

13:54, October 25, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Li Liguo, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao and Minister of Civil Affairs, left here for Saudi Arabia Tuesday morning to extend condolences regarding the death of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz, who passed away on Saturday.

A top figure in the oil-rich kingdom, Crown Prince Sultan had dealt with various health problems in recent years and had traveled to Morocco for treatment. He had been in the United States since June and underwent a medical operation in July.

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