Saudi King Salman to visit White House on Sept. 4

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah on Thursday a number of princes, Ulemas, ministers, senior civil and military officers and a group of citizens who came to greet and congratulate him on the holy month of Ramadan. (SPA)

The White House confirmed on Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Washington on Sept. 4.

"The president and the king will discuss a range of issues and focus on ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship, including counter-terrorism efforts," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One.

The two leaders will discuss Yemen, Syria and steps to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region.

The visit will mark King Salman’s first official visit to the U.S. since ascending to the throne.

[With the Associated Press]

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46