In Photos: Saudi Arabia’s Defense Deputy Minister meets with US Secretary of Defense in Washington

Saudi Arabia's Defense Deputy Minister meets with US Secretary of Defense in Washington

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz held a meeting on Friday with the US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

Upon his arrival at the Pentagon, the Deputy Minister of Defense reviewed the guard of honor.

After that, Prince Khalid and Esper held a meeting during which the bilateral relations and the enhancement of the existing strategic cooperation between the two countries as well as the opportunities of developing them were reviewed.

The meeting especially discussed the military aspects, enhancing defense capabilities and deepening bilateral partnership in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The meeting also reviewed with the latest regional and international developments, including combating terrorism and extremism, countering Iran’s destabilizing hostile practices in the region and joint efforts within the framework of the initiative to protect international navigation as well as the ongoing efforts of the coalition forces in supporting the legitimacy of the Republic of Yemen.

Moreover, the two sides discussed a number of issues of common interest and the mechanisms of coordination towards them so as to enhance security and stability in the region. The meeting was attended by Princess Reema Bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America and the official delegation accompanying the Deputy Minister of Defense.