On a day trip scheduled after Iran shot down a US drone, Pompeo flew into the Red Sea city of Jeddah and met with King Salman at his palace.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia, a traditional US ally in the Middle East, in October this year, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on the death of Prince Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates sent separately cables of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia,
Two-hundred survivors and relatives from the Christchurch mosque shootings are traveling to the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this week as guests of King Salman.
The 130-year-old pilgrim was invited by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to perform Hajj this year as part of the King Salman's Hajj and Umrah Guests Programme.
The two leaders reviewed the progress in the course of joint strategic cooperation which is based on mutual understanding and interests, cooperation and joint work as well as their shared visions and common stances.
Sheikh Mohamed said that Saudi Arabia is a key pillar to regional security and stability, noting that the ties between the UAE and the Kingdom are strong, and will continue to be strong, as they are based on robust foundations and shared values, policies, and interests that bring the two peoples of the two nations together.