US still wants to organize a summit of Gulf leaders: Senior administration official

President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shaking hands in the State Dining Room before lunch at the White House in Washington, DC. (File Photo: AFP)
Updated 20 March 2018
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US still wants to organize a summit of Gulf leaders: Senior administration official

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump believes unity among Gulf states in the Middle East is critical and still wants to organize a meeting of Gulf leaders, who are divided by a dispute involving Qatar, a senior administration official said on Monday.
The official, briefing reporters before Trump’s meeting on Tuesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said Trump had wanted Qatar and Gulf Cooperation Council members to settle their dispute on their own but is now much more concerned about the long-term impact in the region.
The official also said Trump and top aides would seek more commercial deals for US companies.
“While the crown prince is in Washington, we will be advocating for $35 billion in commercial deals for US companies that would support 120,000 American jobs,” the official said.


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Updated 23 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday.

The Saudi Crown Prince stressed the importance of Saudi-US strategic partnership and the future role of this partnership in accordance with the vision of the Kingdom 2030.