Michelle and Barack Obama were greeted at Riyadh’s airport by King Salman, US President Barack Obama is heading a large, bipartisan US delegation travelling to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah. Mr Obama cut short a trip to India to make time for the visit, during which he will meet the new ruler King Salman. He is being accompanied by prominent Republican officials, including former Secretaries of State James Baker and Condoleezza Rice. Saudi Arabia is a key US ally in a region riven by war and rivalries. Mr Obama had been due to visit the Taj Mahal in India on Tuesday, but had to cancel to allow for the four-hour visit to Riyadh.
During talks in #Riyadh , King Salman and US President Barack Obama reviewed a number of economic, regional and international issues including the importance of resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict, says a statement from #Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court.