2003 News Story

U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Riyadh for talks

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today received visiting U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who also held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal. In addition to bilateral concerns, the talks covered the situation in the region, notably the need for maintaining the security, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Iraq as well as developments in the Palestinian issue and the need for early implementation of the 'road plan' to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in the region as outlined by the Arab Peace Initiative presented at the Beirut Summit. These issues were also discussed by Prince Saud during his brief visit yesterday to the United Kingdom, where he held talks with senior officials.