Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Washington, D.C. last night and will kick off a two week, multi-city U.S. tour with a meeting today at the White House.
The Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C. issued a release providing further details on the trip, noting that in addition to meeting with President Trump today, he will also meet with several key Congressional members from both parties and other influential policy makers.
“The Crown Prince’s visit aims to cement the existing close relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America. This visit is also a continuum of the historic May 2017 Riyadh Summits where both countries forged additional alliances. To expand these efforts, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will highlight investment opportunities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also vet viable investment prospects within the United States that are ripe for reinforcing bi-lateral business ties. The Crown Prince’s trip also will lay the groundwork for the visit later this year of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the United States.”
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Boston on March 24 to visit with “important educational stakeholders.” Then, the Crown Prince will travel to New York on March 26, Seattle on March 30th, then San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston.
The Crown Princes meetings include “philanthropic organizations, technology and defense companies, and entertainment conglomerates, including meetings at Google, Apple and Lockheed Martin,” the embassy said.
In Houston, the Crown Prince will visit Aramco’s Research Center and Motiva’s Port Arthur facility, and will return to Saudi Arabia from Houston on April 7th.