Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz met today with US President Barack Obama at the White House. The two leaders had a fruitful discussion in which they reviewed the enduring relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States. The two leaders also discussed regional issues.
King Salman and President Obama also focused on the importance of confronting extremism and terrorist organizations. On Yemen, the two leaders stressed the urgent need to reach a political solution within the GCC Initiative and the outcomes of the National Dialogue and UN Security Council Resolution 2216. Both leaders expressed concern over the humanitarian situation over which the King conveyed Saudi Arabia’s commitment to continue providing assistance to the Yemeni people.
On the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, leaders stressed the importance of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, reaching a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement for a two-state solution. Both leaders stressed the importance of reaching a lasting solution to the current conflict in Syria on the principles of Geneva declaration including the departure of Bashar Al-Assad who has lost legitimacy to lead Syria.
The King and President expressed their support for the Iraqi government's efforts to defeat Daesh and encouraged the full implementation of recently-agreed reforms by the Iraqi Parliament.
King Salman was accompanied by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense; Minister of State Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban; Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf; Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabee'a; Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Al-Toraifi; Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir; Minister of Health Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Faleh; and Khalid bin Ali Al-Homaidan, Chief of General Intelligence.