Right on cue: Trump greets Saudi Crown Prince at White House - in pictures
Relaxed atmosphere as US president greets Mohammed bin Salman and discusses the prospect of US withdrawing from 2015 nuclear accord with Iran
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his 20-day visit to the United States with a three-hour meeting with President Donald Trump. Mandel Ngan / AFP Photo
Both leaders stressed the strength and potential of Saudi-US ties before sitting down for talks with their officials. Mandel Ngan / AFP Photo
“We became very good friends over a very short period of time” Mr Trump said, noting the “great friendship, the great relationship” now, in contrast with “very strained [relations] during the Obama administration”. Mandel Ngan / AFP Photo
Mr Trump displayed cue cards showing Saudi military purchases from the United States at more than $12.5 billion. Mandel Ngan / AFP Photo
Prince Mohammed, speaking in English, described the kingdom as “the oldest ally of America in the Middle East” with political, economic, security co-operation as deep foundations for the relationship. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
Trump said the Saudi pledge for $200bn in investments would rise to $400bn when fully implemented, and that a 10-year window to implement the deal was already in place. Saul Loeb / AFP Photo
Prince Mohammed's visit to the Oval Office, his first as crown prince, was followed by a lunch attended by Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser HR McMaster and Energy Secretary Rick Perry and the Saudi Ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman, Minister of State Musaed Al Aiban and Minister of Commerce Majed Alqasabi. Saul Loeb / AFP Photo
Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, right, listens during a meeting with U. President Donald Trump and Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's crown prince. Kevin Dietsch / Pool via Bloomberg
The lunch menu. Kevin Dietsch / Poo
Members of the Saudi delegation. Kevin Dietsch / Poo
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his 20-day visit to the United States with a three-hour meeting with President Donald Trump.
Both leaders stressed the strength and potential of Saudi-US ties before sitting down for talks with their officials.
Mr Trump displayed cue cards showing Saudi military purchases from the US at more than US$12.5 billion (46bn) as he touted investments and economic co-operation with the Kingdom. “We are bringing back hundreds of millions of dollars into the United States... over 40,000 jobs” he said.
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Updated: March 21, 2018 11:17 AM