Saturday, 21 October 2017 05:45 GMT
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Kerry to meet Mideast FMs, Saudi King

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) US Secretary of State John Kerry will leave Brussels for Paris to meet with several foreign ministers from the Middle East on Thursday and then the Secretary will travel to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah and discuss the situation in Iraq. State Department Deputy Press Secretary Marie Harf told reporters on Wednesday that in Paris Kerry will meet, "Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh to brief them on his trip to Iraq and to discuss the grave security situation on the ground there as well as the ongoing civil war in Syria." Additionally Kerry will also meet Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri tomorrow. On the meeting with King Abdullah Harf said, "He [Kerry] thinks it's important to brief King Abdullah on his visit to Iraq, on what he saw on the ground, on the conversations he had." "King Abdullah is a leader of incredible importance when it comes to regional issues and cares very deeply about the situation in Iraq. They share the concerns we have about ISIL and the threat it poses to the region," she added.
Kerry to meet Mideast FMs, Saudi King