Saudi Arabia’s King Salman And John Kerry Hold Talks In Jeddah
By Arab News
US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Jeddah to discuss regional issues, notably Yemen and Syria, with the GCC foreign ministers.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received Kerry in Jeddah Thursday.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also held talks with Kerry.
Kerry and his GCC foreign ministers will push for peace in Yemen after UN-brokered talks collapsed despite world concern over the deteriorating situation in that country.
Kerry will also meet UN Yemen Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
“The high-profile meeting will also be attended by Tobias Ellwood, British minister for Middle East and Africa. Ellwood, accompanied by a delegation, would arrive in Jeddah on Thursday,” said Nicola Woodget, a spokeswoman of the British Embassy.
“The GCC ministers will discuss the latest developments in the region,” said Ahmed Al-Kabi, a GCC spokesman.