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Asharq Al-Awsat

Khalid bin Salman Meets with Sullivan in Washington

The Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense and the US National Security Adviser. SPA

Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has met with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in Washington.

During the meeting, they reviewed the solid historical Saudi-US relations and discussed prospects for cooperation and joint coordination between the Kingdom and the US, in addition to ways to support and enhance them within the framework of the common vision between the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday.

“On the Crown Prince’s directive, I met with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review the enduring and historic Saudi-US partnership, and discuss solidifying US-Saudi coordination,” Prince Khalid said on Twitter.

The meeting was attended by Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the US; Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber; Military Advisor to the Minister of Defense Major General Eng. Talal bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi and Director General of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Defense Hisham bin Abdulaziz bin Saif, SPA said.

Also, the Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the US National Security Council (NSC), Brett McGurk, attended the meeting.

The Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense is set to meet with a number of US officials to review bilateral relations and discuss issues of common interest, SPA added.