The Saudi Crown Prince discusses with the US Secretary of State efforts to stop the war on Gaza

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister, met in Jeddah yesterday with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

During the meeting, bilateral relations and areas of joint cooperation were reviewed, in addition to discussing developments in regional and international situations of common interest, most notably the developments in the Gaza Strip and its surroundings, and the efforts made to stop military operations and deal with their security and humanitarian repercussions.

The meeting was attended by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Minister of Defense, Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United States of America, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, National Security Advisor, Dr. Musaed bin Muhammad Al-Aiban.

On the American side, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom, Mr. Michael Ratney, the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Ms. Barbara Leaf, and the delegation accompanying the US Secretary of State, attended.

While Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Saudi Foreign Minister, arrived in Cairo today to participate in several consultative ministerial meetings regarding developments in the situation in the Palestinian territories.

Foreign ministers from the State of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the State of Palestine, in addition to the United States of America, participate in the meetings to discuss developments in the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and the city of Rafah, and to discuss the humanitarian situation in that region.

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