Saudi Crown Prince to meet Trump at White House on March 20

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (File Photo: AP)
Updated 14 March 2018
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Saudi Crown Prince to meet Trump at White House on March 20

JEDDAH: US President Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on March 20, the White House said on Monday.
"The president looks forward to discussing ways to strengthen ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia," spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in announcing the meeting.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince's visit to Washington is part of a three-leg visit, with Mohammed bin Salman having visited Egypt and the UK earlier in March as part of a long foreign trip, his first as crown prince.


King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

Updated 19 May 2019
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King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

  • Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Islamic Summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement, King Salman has sent an invitation to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and leaders of other Arab countries to two summits to discuss the recent attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the UAE and on Saudi Arabia's oil pipelines and their repercussions on the region. 

“The attack on ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates and the terrorist-backed Iran-backed Houthi militias’ attack on two oil pumping stations in the Kingdom have serious implications for regional and international peace and security and for the supply and stability of world oil markets,” the foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.