Saudi Arabia's Khalid bin Salman meets US Secretary of Defense in Washington

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Saudi Arabia's Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman waits for a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and others at the Pentagon August 29, 2019, in Washington, DC. (AFP)
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Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper at the Pentagon in Washington, US, August 29, 2019. (Reuters)
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Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, second from left, glances at journalists during a meeting with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, at the Pentagon, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP)
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US Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper speaks before a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman and others at the Pentagon on August 29, 2019, in Washington, DC. (AFP)
Updated 29 August 2019

Saudi Arabia's Khalid bin Salman meets US Secretary of Defense in Washington

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in Washington on Thursday. 

The meeting follows discussions between Prince Khalid and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that included the situation in Yemen.

Pompeo thanked Prince Khalid for Saudi Arabia’s efforts to mediate a dispute between southern separatists and the Yemeni government which has flared up in Aden and other parts of southern Yemen.

 


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