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Biden weighs meeting Saudi Crown Prince next month in sign of thawing

A spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council said they have no travel to announce at this time.

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Matthew Martin, Jennifer Jacobs and Vivian Nereim | Bloomberg
U.S. President Joe Biden is weighing a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman as soon as next month, according to people familiar with the matter, after avoiding contact with the crown prince over the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

The move will mark a shift for Biden. Early in his presidency, the White House had said that Biden would deal only with Saudi Arabia’s official head of state, King Salman. An administration official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter, said Biden may visit the Middle East for meetings with the Gulf Cooperation Council,

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 10:13 PM IST

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