Saudi king sending crown prince to summit with Obama

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Posted: May 10, 2015 2:04 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman has designated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef to attend a Gulf Arab summit with U.S. President Barack Obama in his place, the Saudi foreign minister said, the state news agency, SPA, said on Sunday.

The minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said the summit coincides with the start of a five-day humanitarian truce in Yemen and the opening of a humanitarian relief center that carries the Saudi monarch's name, SPA said.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy, writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Larry Kings)