Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal meets with U.S. Secretary of State Clinton

March 2, 2009

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, who is heading the Saudi delegation to the International Conference for Supporting the Palestinian Economy and Reconstruction of Gaza in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, met today with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


During the meeting, they discussed a number of international and regional issues, especially those pertaining to peace in the Middle East. Bilateral relations were also reviewed.

According to her prepared remarks for the conference, Secretary Clinton will announce a U.S. pledge of $300 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza, as well as $600 million in assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

Prince Saud also held consultations on the sidelines of the conference with a number of other officials, including U.S. Mideast Peace Envoy George Mitchell, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Store, and Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos.

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