Neom — Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of the defense, received the US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Monday evening. They discussed during the meeting the means to strengthen the two countries’ strategic relations in all fields. In addition, the discussions covered the issues of the region and other matters of common interest.
The Crown Prince affirmed the Saudi initiative to end the Yemen conflict. This initiative includes reaching a comprehensive ceasefire under UN supervision, supporting the UN proposal to allow ships carrying oil derivatives to Hodeidah port, and opening Sanaa international airport to flights to particular destinations.
On his part, Sullivan affirmed the strategic partnership between the two countries and the iron-clad US commitment to support the Kingdom in its defense against all threats, including Iran-sponsored missile and drone attacks.
Sullivan emphasized President Biden’s endorsement of the Saudi goal of advancing a durable political solution and ending the Yemen conflict. The two countries urged intensive diplomatic engagements to pursue that goal. In addition, they emphasized the importance of the Houthis participating in good faith in political talks with the legitimate Yemeni government under the auspices of the UN.