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10/21, 5:43 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Esper arrives in Riyadh for first official visit

United States Secretary of Defence Mark Esper arrived in Riyadh on Monday for his first official visit to Saudi Arabia. Just a day earlier, he visited Kabul and met with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Both visits were unannounced.

Earlier in the day, Esper told the Kabul media that keeping some American soldiers in Syria is "under discussion."

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump said he spoke with Esper who told him "the ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with the Kurds."

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