Mnuchin meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite outrage over Khashoggi killing


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Monday with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, despite the ongoing outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

State television in Saudi Arabia said Mnuchin and bin Salman met at 2 p.m. in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. Mnuchin on Sunday announced that he would not be attending the Future Investment Inititative conference this week in Riyadh.

Saudi’s foreign ministry, in a tweet, said that bin Salman, during the meeting, “stresses the importance of Saudi-US strategic partnership, where it holds an important role in the future in line with the Kingdom’s #Vision2030.” Vision2030 is the kingdom’s long-range development program.

The Treasury Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.

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