Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz returned to Dallas, Texas, yesterday after meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush at his ranch in Crawford. On his way to the airport, the Crown Prince stopped at a diner called ‘The Coffee Station’ and exchanged words with its owner, Nick Spanos, and a number of Americans.
During yesterday’s talks, the Crown Prince and President Bush discussed the issue of the Middle East and the need to achieve a comprehensive and just peace in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions and implementation of the roadmap whose reference is the Arab peace initiative adopted by the 2002 Beirut Summit and proposed by Crown Prince Abdullah. Also discussed were the efforts of the two countries to combat terrorism at the international level and choke off its financial sources; and the Kingdom's effective role in stabilizing the global oil market.
The talks were attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal and Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan; and by U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom James Oberwetter.
[See also Prince Saud's press conference in Dallas following the Crawford meeting,]