Saudi and US Top Officials Discuss Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation

The United States and Saudi Arabia’s top security officials met on Wednesday in Washington, where they spoke about the long-standing partnership between the two countries. 

The US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan during meeting with Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, reaffirmed President Biden’s commitment to help Saudi Arabia defend its territory, and expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s leadership in securing an UN-brokered truce in Yemen.  

The two officials also discussed the importance of coordinating efforts to ensure global economic resilience, the White House said in a statement.

“On HRH the Crown Prince’s directive, I met with U.S National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review the enduring and historic Saudi-US partnership, and discuss solidifying US-Saudi coordination,” Khalid bin Salman tweeted.

Saudi delegation led by Khalid bin Salman arrived in Washington on Tuesday on an official visit, during which he will meet with a number of US officials to talks on bilateral relations as well to discuss issues in regional and international arenas, according to the Saudi Press Agency reported

Moreover, a high-level delegation from the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will visit Washington on May 23-24, to discuss issues and topics of common interest.

The Saudi delegation will hold discussions with US officials in areas of combating terrorism, extremism, Islamophobia, and the conditions of Muslim groups and societies in the non-OIC countries.

During the meeting, Saudi and US officials also discuss social issues, human rights, joint cooperation in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues surrounding security, and climate changes.

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