His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense received recently the US National Security Adviser, Mr. Jake Sullivan. During the meeting, they discussed the strategic relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them in various fields. They also dealt with Discussions issues of the region and issues of common interest.
On the Yemeni issue, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince affirmed the Kingdom’s initiative to end the Yemeni crisis, which includes a comprehensive ceasefire under the supervision of the United Nations, and support for the United Nations proposal to allow the entry of oil derivatives ships to the port of Hodeidah, and the opening of Sana’a International Airport for flights to and from Selected stations, in addition to the current relief trips, and the start of consultations between the Yemeni parties to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis based on the three references under the auspices of the United Nations.
Mr. Sullivan affirmed the strategic partnership between the two countries and the full commitment of the United States to support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s defense of its territory against all threats, including missile and drone attacks backed by Iran. The US is fully aware of these proposals and the efforts of the United Nations to reach a political solution to the crisis.
The meeting was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense, and His Excellency the Minister of State, Cabinet Member and Advisor National Security Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban.
It was also attended from the US side by Mr. Brett McGurk, Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the US National Security Council, Mr. Tim Lenderking, the US envoy to Yemen, and Ms. Martina Strong, the US Chargé d’Affairs to the Kingdom.