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Pompeo cuts short Mideast tour over family funeral

IANS  |  Riyadh 

US on Monday cut short his tour over a family funeral, the media reported.

arrived in the Saudi capital on Sunday as part of his regional tour that has already covered Egypt, Bahrain, the and

The announced that would return to the country after his visit to Oman, adding that he will visit in the near future.

was the last stop of Pompeo's tour where he was scheduled to attend the US-Kuwaiti Strategic Dialogue.

Pompeo's tour was aimed at discussing issues of common interest with Middle Eastern leaders, especially regional stability and fighting terrorism.

The top US met Saudi Mohammed bin on Monday and reviewed aspects of the strategic partnership between the two countries, the latest regional and international developments and the joint efforts being exerted towards them, the reported.

The tweeted that both sides agreed on the need for a redoubled effort for peace in

"On Yemen, (Pompeo and the Crown Prince) agreed on need for continued de-escalation and adherence to agreements, especially ceasefire and redeployment in Hudaydah. A comprehensive is only way to the end the conflict," the Embassy said.



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 17:10 IST