John Kerry in Saudia Arabia to muster support ahead of Syria Peace Talks
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 15 (APP): US Secretary of State
support ahead of a potential showdown with Russia at crunch talks
on the conflicts in Syria and Libya.
Its allies Cairo and Abu Dhabi have also been major supporters
of the administration in eastern Libya which is still withholding
its support from a UN- and US-backed unity government in Tripoli.
Kerry was to fly to Vienna later on Sunday for the meetings on
Libya and Syria on Monday and Tuesday.
In talks with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, Kerry discussed
"regional issues... mainly developments in Syria," the official Saudi Press
"I want to thank you for the many things that Saudi Arabia is working on
with us to great effect," he told King Salman.
The monarch discussed with Kerry "aspects of cooperation between the two
countries and developments in the region and efforts in that regards," SPA
Kerry also discussed cooperation in "fighting terrorism" with Crown
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is also interior minister, SPA said.
After his talks in Vienna, Kerry will fly on to Brussels on Wednesday
for a NATO foreign ministers' meeting and talks on the full range of challenges facing the Western allies.