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Kushner calls on Saudi crown prince on Mideast tour

By Jay Jackson, China News.Net
28 Feb 2019, 19:09 GMT+10

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has met with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh.

He has also met with the crown prince's father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

Kushner, is being accompanied by Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on a week-long tour of the Middle East, to feel out Gulf countries in particular on aspects of the Middle East peace plan put together by Kushner and Greenblatt.

"Building on previous conversations, they discussed increasing cooperation between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and the Trump administration's efforts to facilitate peace between the Israelis and Palestinians," the White House said in a statement released on Wednesday.

"Additionally, they discussed ways to improve the condition of the entire region through economic investment," it said.

The high-level delegation met with leaders of Oman, the UAE and Bahrain earlier in the week.

After their visit to Saudia Arabia, they headed for Turkey on Wednesday.

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