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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman outside Kerry’s residence prior to their meeting on June 13, 2016, in Washington, DC. MOLLY RILEY / AFP

Washington-Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud kicked off his visit to the United States on Monday by holding a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s residence in Washington, and discussed boosting Saudi-U.S. relations and regional issues.

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner had uncovered that the meeting between both parties would focus on developments in Yemen and Syria, and the importance of fighting terrorism.

Upon his arrival to Washington, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was happy to announce that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has decided to include 2,628 male and female students, currently studying in the U.S. on their own, in the Saudi education mission within the Custodian of the Holy Mosques’ Foreign Scholarship Program.

The Deputy Crown Prince’s visit to the U.S. will include three main stops during which he will meet with U.S. officials to discuss political and economic issues.

On Tuesday, Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to meet officials from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including CIA Chief John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in addition to representatives from the private sector in the U.S.