Pompeo thanks Saudi King Salman for transparency in Khashoggi investigation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday and met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. (SPA)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday and met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh.

“During the meeting, historical relationships between the two countries were reviewed, and current situations in the region and joint efforts being exerted towards them were discussed,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency read.

Pompeo later thanked King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation of the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance, according to the US State Department.

The king had received a telephone call on Monday from US President Donald Trump.

During the call, they discussed developments in the region and reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Trump also complimented the Saudi-Turkish cooperation in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi, and the Saudi leadership’s keenness on providing all facts related to the case.

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 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right in front, walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right in front, walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP)

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