Prince Faisal, Pompeo discuss Saudi-US strategic partnership


WASHINGTON — Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan and US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo discussed ways to enhance their strategic partnership with the focus on the two nations’ fight against Daesh (so-called IS).

Prince Faisal met Pompeo on Wednesday here, where they discussed the long-established Saudi-US strategic partnership, especially the partnership in the fight against Daesh.

The two leaders affirmed the strong ties between the two countries and the joint efforts in confronting terrorism in the region and the world.

“Delighted to meet Secretary Pompeo today in Washington, DC. Saudi-US have a long-standing strategic partnership”, Prince Faisal said in a tweet.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to the US Princess Reema Bint Bandar.

Meanwhile, Prince Faisal headed the Kingdom’s delegation to the Foreign Ministerial small group meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh. The Saudi delegation included Saudi Ambassador to the US Princess Reema Bint Bandar and Minister of state for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabhan. — SG