JEDDAH, 13th June, 2016 (WAM) — The Saudi Royal Court has released a statement saying that on the directions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and in response to an invitation from the United States government, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, left on Monday for the United States on an official visit.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, he will meet with a number of officials to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, and discuss issues of mutual interest and regional issues.