Trump appoints rep to Saudi Arabia as US mulls oil alliance

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is set to appoint Victoria Coates as a special energy representative to Saudi Arabia, as Washington attempts to tackle the oil price crash following the breakdown of talks between the Kingdom and Russia.

 Trump appoints rep to Saudi Arabia as US mulls oil alliance  Trump appoints rep to Saudi Arabia as US mulls oil alliance  Trump appoints rep to Saudi Arabia as US mulls oil alliance  Trump appoints rep to Saudi Arabia as US mulls oil alliance  Trump appoints rep to Saudi Arabia as US mulls oil alliance

Added presence in attempt to stabilise volatile oil price

 
 
Coates was formerly a senior adviser to energy secretary Dan Brouillette and is one of Trump's longest-serving security aides.