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‘Knowledgeable, smart’: How Obama once described Saudi deputy crown prince

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As Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the United States this week and meet President Barack Obama, we look back at what Obama previously had to say about the Saudi royal.

Obama had been speaking in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya News Channel's Washington bureau Chief Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, and prior to meeting gulf leaders during Camp David Summit, On 15 May, 2015.

The president described then, Prince Mohammed as “extremely knowledgeable, very smart” and “wise beyond his years.”

During his visit, Prince Mohammed is expected to meet with various officials from the White House, State Department and Pentagon, as well as business leaders.