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Kerry travelling to Riyadh to soothe Saudi-US tensions

AFP | Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 20:39

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry will launch a nine-day trip by travelling to Riyadh for talks on Sunday with King Abdullah amid tensions with the Gulf Kingdom.

Kerry "will reaffirm the strategic nature of the US-Saudi relationship given the importance of the work between our two countries on shared challenges," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Kerry`s trip from November 3 to 11 will also take him to Poland, Israel, Bethlehem, Amman, Algeria and Morocco, she said.

First Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 20:39
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