Saudi King receives US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

Saudi King Salman speaks with US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. (SPA)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud received Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday.

The delegation from the United States included a number of House members, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, member of the House from Texas Panhandle William Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from California Devin Nunes, member of the House of Representatives from Ohio Michael Turner, member of the House of Representatives from New York Gregory Meeks, member of the House of Representatives from South Dakota Kristi Noem, member of the House of Representatives from Wisconsin Ron Kind, member of the House of Representatives from Texas’s 23rd congressional district Will Hurd, and the chief aide to House speaker Jonathan Perks.

The visit comes on the same week where US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Bahrain to hold talks with GCC foreign ministers on regional security issues.

The visit also ahead of a scheduled visit by US President Barack Obama, who is attending a GCC summit in Riyadh on April 21, where Washington’s policies towards the Middle East are likely to come under the microscope.

A version of this article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Apr. 07, 2016.

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