Saudi deputy crown prince thanks Obama as US visit ends

In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP)

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a cable of thanks to US President Barack Obama on Sunday as he left the United States and headed to France on an official visit.

“I am pleased as I am leaving your friendly country after the end of my official visit to extend to your Excellency my deep thanks for the warm reception and generous hospitality accorded to me and the accompanying delegation,” the Deputy Crown Prince said in his cable, carried by the state-run Saudi News Agency (SPA).

He commended the visit and said the discussions held throughout will deepen relations between both countries.

“I would like to commend again the historical and strategic relations between our two countries witnessing further development in all fields, stressing that the discussions held during the visit will contribute to deepening and strengthening these relations and enhancing the bonds of mutual cooperation to achieve the interests of our two countries and their friendly peoples under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and your Excellency.”

“I wish Your Excellency constant good health and happiness, and the friendly people of the United States of America further progress and prosperity.”

The deputy crown prince left the US for France on Sunday, where he will meet French President Francois Hollande and a number of French officials to discuss issues of common interest.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:58 - GMT 10:58