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Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi deputy minister of defense, meets with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. (Twitter)
Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi deputy minister of defense, meets with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. (Twitter)
Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi deputy minister of defense, meets with US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl. (Twitter)
Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi deputy minister of defense, meets with US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl. (Twitter)
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19 May 2022 12:05:23 GMT9
19 May 2022 12:05:23 GMT9

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  • Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid says the meeting was organized upon Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s directives

RIYADH: Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of defense, on Wednesday met the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Washington, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The pair reviewed the Saudi-US partnership, and ongoing and future strategic military and defense cooperation between the Kingdom and US.

Prince Khalid expressed Saudi Arabia’s appreciation for the close cooperation between the two countries’ defense bodies to achieve the two sides’ common interests and enhance security and peace regionally and internationally.

He also said that the meeting was organized based on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s directives.

Prince Khalid and US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl, then, co-headed the Saudi-US joint strategic planning committee meeting.

The Saudi and US defense delegations join a photo session after their meeting in Washington on May 18, 2022. (SPA)

The meeting discussed regional and international developments, and a number of issues on defending common interests and global security and stability.

The meeting was attended by Gen. Fayyadh bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, Saudi Chief of General Staff, and other Saudi and US senior officials.

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