Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal met today with Arab ambassadors accredited to the United States. In the meeting, they discussed a wide range of regional and international issues, including Palestine and Iraq.
Prince Saud is in Washington to attend the second Saudi-US Strategic Dialogue meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 18. The meeting will be co-chaired by Prince Saud and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Prince Saud greets Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy
|The meeting with Arab ambassadors was attended by Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Turki Al-Faisal and by Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Saudi Embassy in Washington. |
The Strategic Dialogue meeting will deal with a number of issues, with the objective of continuing and enhancing Saudi-US bilateral cooperation.
Last week, Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Turki Al-Faisal told the Saudi Press Agency in Washington that the talks would focus on a number of areas, including counterterrorism, security, economic and energy cooperation, scientific and cultural exchanges as well as international issues. Consulate services at the US Embassy in Riyadh will also be discussed, particularly visas for Saudi students, businesspeople and visitors, Prince Turki said.
The Strategic Dialogue was established by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and President Bush during their April 25, 2005 meeting at the president’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. It aims to institutionalize relations and cooperation between the two nations. The first Strategic Dialogue was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on November 13, 2005.