Saudi crown prince meets US presidents, tours Harvey-hit area as he wraps up visit to America

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, third from left, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, pose with volunteers in front of a Habitat for Humanity home in Houston. (Houston Chronicle via AP)
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Khalid Al-Falih, energy minister of Saudi Arabia, center, introduces Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at a Habitat for Humanity home in Houston. (Houston Chronicle via AP)
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets volunteers in front of a Habitat for Humanity home in Houston. (Houston Chronicle via AP)
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Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Allison Hay, left, speaks to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, second from left, and Khalid Al-Falih, energy minister of Saudi Arabia, stand by, near a Habitat for Humanity home in Houston. (Houston Chronicle via AP)
Updated 08 April 2018
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Saudi crown prince meets US presidents, tours Harvey-hit area as he wraps up visit to America

  • The crown prince met the 41st, 43rd presidents of the US as he neared the end of his trip
  • The crown prince toured Habitat for Humanity homes that were flooded during Hurricane Harvey
HOUSTON: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met former US presidents George HW Bush, and his son George W Bush.
The crown prince also toured a Houston neighborhood that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
The subdivision Prince Mohammed toured Saturday is made up of Habitat for Humanity homes that were flooded last year. The crown prince is wrapping up a marathon tour of the US since arriving two weeks ago.
Volunteers from the US-based subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, had helped residents in that neighborhood clean up after the storm damage.
The 32-year-old heir to the throne is on an ambitious mission to modernize Saudi Arabia and improve its image in the West. He’s also made stops in Washington, New York, Boston and on the West Coast.
(With AP)


Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Updated 26 April 2019
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Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the British Foreign Office in London on Thursday.

The two sides held talks during which they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.

Al-Jubeir also met with Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt and a number of UK Parliament members at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Earlier, Hunt highlighted the strategic partnership between Britain and Saudi Arabia and said that it would help British efforts to end the war in Yemen. “The strategic relationship that the UK has with Saudi Arabia is what allows us to have a huge influence in bringing about peace in Yemen,” he said.