Trump calls Mohammed bin Salman to ask about Saudi King’s health

FILE – In this March 20, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is signing off on selling more than $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia. The State Department says the administration told Congress on April 5 that it plans to approve the sale. The package includes about 180 Paladin howitzer systems. The artillery-firing vehicles launch 155mm shells. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

RIYADH: US President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday to inquire about the king’s health.

During the phone conversation, Trump was reassured of the health of King Salman and wished him a speedy recovery.

For his part, the crown prince thanked Trump for his concern.

Both leaders also discussed issues of common interest and the latest developments at the regional and international levels.

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