Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet the firebrand U.S. President Donald Trump later this week, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The meeting comes days after Trump issued a second Travel ban that targets citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.
The new executive order bans citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States for at least 90 days.
The Saudi Press Agency said on Monday that the Saudi prince has left the kingdom to visit the U.S.
Salman is due to meet with Trump and other top U.S. officials to discuss bilateral ties, the agency said.
The meeting will mark the first between top Saudi and U.S. officials since Trump entered the White House in January.
Following Trump’s inauguration, the U.S. has played a more active role against Houthi movement in Yemen, a country already grappling with Saudi aggression that has led to a humanitarian crisis.
As a result of Saudi aggression against Yemen, more than 11,000 civilians have been killed, including women and children.
According to the UN, three million Yemenis have been displaced by the war and millions are in dire need of food aid.