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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman during a bilateral meeting, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. AP

Riyadh – During his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior in Riyadh on Saturday, US President Donald Trump praised the constructive cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the United States in all fields, describing his meeting with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and the exchange of agreements between the two countries as “great.”

The two parties discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations to serve the people of the two countries.

They also discussed cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the field of counter terrorism in addition to the latest developments in the Middle East.

On the other hand, Trump also received Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday and discussed further ways of enhancing ties between both countries.

During the meeting, both discussed the various aspects of Saudi-US cooperation in several fields, especially in the economic sphere in addition to discussing developments in the Middle East region, including the efforts exerted by the two countries in combating extremism and terrorism.

Trump and the Crown Prince’s meeting was attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Minister of Interior; Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United States; Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir; US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; and a number of officials.

Whereas Trump’s meeting with Deputy Crown Price was attended by Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; Dr. Musaed al-Aiban; Dr. Majed al-Qasabi, Minister of Trade and Commerce; Eng. Khaled al-Faleh, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Adel al-Jubeir in addition to a number of other officials.

From the US side, the two meetings were attended by US Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson, White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and a number of other US officials.