US Vice President Biden to travel to Saudi Arabia in "coming days"

Reuters , Friday 23 Jan 2015

US Vice President Joe Biden (Photo: AP)

US Vice President Joe Biden will lead a delegation on a trip to Saudi Arabia in the coming days to pay respects in the aftermath of King Abdullah's death, Biden said in a statement.

"King Abdullah's death is a great loss for his country ... I always appreciated his frankness, his sense of history, his pride in his efforts to move his country forward, and his steadfast belief in the US-Saudi relationship," Biden said in a statement released by the White House.

"In the coming days, I will be leading a presidential delegation representing the United States to pay our respects and offer condolences to King Abdullah's family and nation," he said.

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