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4 US Senators meet Saudi King Salman ahead of Obama visit

RIYADH, (AP): Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says King Salman has met with a US Congressional delegation ahead of President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit next month.

The Saudi Press Agency says the delegation was led by ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Ben Cardin, D-MD, and included Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Maryland, Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado and Republican Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

SPA says Saudi Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir also attended Monday’s meeting.

On Sunday, the senators met in Doha with Qatar’s ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

Obama is due to visit Saudi Arabia on April 21 and attend a Gulf Cooperation Council summit. The GCC includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman.

:: File Photo: President Obama meets with King Salman, the new leader of Saudi Arabia, at Erga.

Published Date: Monday, March 21st, 2016 | 09:46 PM

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