KABUL: (Middle East Press) US President Barack Obama is set to meet with Saudi Arabia’s king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud next week in Washington as the Saudi’s fatal violence against Yemen continues unabated.

Eric Schultz, White House Spokesman told reporters on Friday that the two counterparts will hold talks on May 13 before Obama welcomes other heads of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) countries for meetings at the White House and Camp David.

The meeting will based on “build on their close consultations on a wide range of regional and bilateral issues,” Schultz said.

Obama traveled to the Saudi capital of city Riyadh, paid respect to the late ruler and held talks with King Salman.

Following the meeting on the same day, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced plans for a five-day ceasefire in its brutal war against Yemen. The Saudi official, however, did not comment on the exact date of the start of the so-called “humanitarian pause.”

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