Obama leaves Saudi Arabia after holding talks

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Riyadh, Jan 28: US President Barack Obama ended his hours long visit to Saudi Arabia by holding strategic talks, media reported.

An official from Obama's administration said the US president and the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed briefly the energy and oil markets, but they didn't touch the topic of oil prices, Xinhua reported.

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The Saudi King said his country will continue to play its role in the international energy market without any changes from the previous Saudi stance.

It's the first US-Saudi summit since King Salman took over the ruling of the oil-rich state after the death of his brother King Abdullah on Friday.

Obama cut short his visit to India to be able to visit Saudi Arabia to offer his condolences and discuss key regional and international topics.

IANS

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