Jeddah — US President Joe Biden reaffirmed the United States’ deep continued commitment to support Saudi Arabia’s security and territorial defense.
To facilitate the Kingdom’s quest to obtain the capabilities required to defend its people and territory against any external threats.
SPA, the Saudi Press Agency, reported a joint statement early Saturday, saying Saudi Arabia and the United States have reiterated their commitment to bring stability to global energy markets.
The statement was released after the Biden talks with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah.
Here, the United States welcomed the Kingdom’s resolve to support balanced global oil markets to achieve an equilibrium in economic growth.
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The two countries agreed on regular consultations on global energy markets in the short and long term and working together as strategic partners in climate and energy transition.
The countries agreed to strengthen 5G networks, cybersecurity, space exploration, and public health cooperation.
Biden also welcomed Saudi Arabia’s fresh signing of the outer space exploration treaty, the Artemis Accord. Artemis Accord is an outer space exploration treaty led by NASA.
The US president lauded the Kingdom’s support of the UN ceasefire measures in Yemen.
Both sides established the significance of resolving international conflicts through peaceful and diplomatic means.
To alleviate humanitarian crises with financial and economic support to the regions and countries most in need. They confirmed the significance of the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The US commended the Saudi Green Initiative and Middle East Green Initiative. It welcomed Saudi Arabia’s recent Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate participation.
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The two countries highlighted the need to prevent Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
Iran supports terrorism through its armed proxies and actions destabilizing the region’s security and stability. Saudi Arabia and the United States emphasized preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
The US welcomed the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, its blueprint for transformative economic and social reforms, and its efforts to increase women’s economic participation and promote interfaith dialogue. Saudi Arabia welcomed more significant US private sector investment in the Kingdom.
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The US welcomed Saudi Arabia’s bid to host World Expo in 2030. The Saudi side noted the importance for the region of the 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar and welcomed the United States serving as host for the World Cup in 2026.
Both sides affirmed their strong support for the UN-brokered truce in Yemen. They stressed the importance of extending the ceasefire and making progress in transforming the armistice into a lasting peace agreement.
Biden expressed his appreciation for the role King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have played in achieving and renewing the truce.
In discussing the Israel-Palestinian issues, the two sides affirmed their enduring commitment to a two-state solution.
Wherein a sovereign and contiguous Palestinian state stands side-by-side in peace and security with Israel as the only resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict following the internationally-recognized parameters and the Arab Peace Initiative.
The two sides decided to expand and strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas discussed in this meeting before the following annual Saudi-US Strategic Dialogue later this year.