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Photos: The Saudi Crown Prince met with tech VIPs this week in Silicon Valley, including Sergey Brin and Magic Leap’s CEO

Up next: Apple CEO Tim Cook.

left to right: Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Google co-founder Sergey Brin pose in front of a “Welcome” sign decorated with a drawing of the Golden Gate Bridge and a cable car.
left to right: Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Google co-founder Sergey Brin
Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is meeting a star-studded group of tech and media CEOs this week, including Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai; Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz; and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. A visit with Apple CEO Tim Cook is planned next.

During the Crown Prince’s trip to Google’s Mountain View HQ, leaders reportedly discussed the establishment of an R&D and training center for Saudi youth and “enhancing cooperation in cybersecurity,” according to Saudi state news channel Al Arabiya. There was also a photo op. A Google rep confirmed the visit but declined to comment further.

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud walking on the Google campus with Google co-founder Sergey Brin
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (R) is welcomed by one of the Google co-founders Sergey Brin (L) as he visits Silicon Valley in San Francisco, California, United States on April 5, 2018.
Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images
Photo of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud with Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group Ltd.
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (R) poses with Richard Branson (L), founder of Virgin Group Ltd. during his visit to Virgin Galactic company as part of his official visits in California, United States on April 2, 2018.
Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Photo of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud with executives of Magic Leap in Los Angeles, California, United States on April 3, 2018. 
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (L) meets executives of Magic Leap in Los Angeles, California, United States on April 3, 2018.
Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Photo of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud with executives of Magic Leap.
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (R) meets executives of Magic Leap in Los Angeles, California, United States on April 3, 2018.
Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

As Recode previously reported, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known by his initials MBS, was suspected to have booked out the entire Four Seasons Silicon Valley for his delegation — and met with protestors outside about the Saudi Arabian’s government’s military action in Yemen.

The Crown Prince’s renewed interest in the tech sector comes as part of his effort to reduce Saudi dependency on the oil industry, as part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan. And while the young prince is progressive on social issues by Saudi standards and is making efforts at reform, his government is still under scrutiny for its restrictive policies toward women and other groups.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.