June 21, 2017 / 5:29 PM / 2 months ago

Trump congratulates Saudi crown prince on his promotion - Arabiya TV

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman meet at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2017.Kevin Lamarque

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Saudi King Salman's son Mohammed bin Salman on his promotion to the position of crown prince, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV reported on Wednesday.

Al-Arabiya said Trump told Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a telephone call that he aspires to consolidate a U.S. partnership with the kingdom. The report was also carried by Saudi state television.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty, writing by Sami Aboudi, editing by Mark Heinrich

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