Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman left Saudi Arabia on Monday for the United States for a visit scheduled to include talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, the Royal Court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
It will be the first meeting between the powerful son of Saudi King Salman bin
Abdulaziz, who is spearheading a Saudi economic reform plan, and the U.S.
president since Trump came to office in January.
The statement said that in his talks with Trump and other U.S. officials, Prince
Mohammed, who is also the Saudi defense minister, was expected to "discuss
reinforcing bilateral relations and review regional issues of mutual interest".