Security, Fighting Terrorism Covered in Depth During U.S. Visit of Saudi Deputy Crown Prince
March 17, 2017
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The security of the United States, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, and cooperation against terrorism, were discussed in depth during the Washington visit of Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
Prince Mohammed returned to Saudi Arabia today.
“I would like to commend again the historical and strategic relations between our two countries witnessing further development in all fields,” stated Prince Mohammed in a cable to President Donald Trump upon his departure.
Prince Mohammed met with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House on Tuesday. During the meeting, they reaffirmed the importance of the Saudi-U.S. strategic partnership, which the White House termed “strong, broad, and enduring.”
The leaders stressed their determination to strengthen their cooperation in the economic, commercial, investment, and energy fields.
On March 16, Prince Mohammed met with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at the Pentagon to review progress in the bilateral defense relationship, including the two nations’ efforts to confront the most pressing security challenges to the region, such as Iran's destabilizing regional activities and the ongoing campaign to defeat Daesh (ISIS) and other terrorist organizations.