Staff writer, Al Arabiya EnglishTuesday, 14 June 2016
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud kicked off his visit to the United States on Monday by holding a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s residence in Washington, and discussed boosting Saudi-US relations and regional issues.
US Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said the meeting between both parties “would focus on developments in Yemen and Syria, and the importance of combatting terrorism.”
Kerry hosted Prince Mohammed at his personal residence in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington.
Upon his arrival to Washington, the deputy crown prince announced that the Saudi King Salman scholarship program will include 2,628 male and female students, currently studying in the US.
The Deputy Crown Prince’s visit to the US will include other stops, during which he will meet with US officials to discuss political and economic issues.
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