Saudi deputy crown prince meets Kerry

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.—Agen­cies

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