Minister of Defense receives Sen. John Kerry

January 8, 2012

Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz received U.S. Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and his accompanying delegation in Riyadh yesterday. During the meeting, the two sides discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation. The session was attended by a number of officials, including Director General of the Office of the Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Al-Bunyan and U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom James B. Smith.

Sen. Kerry and his delegation also met today with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz at the latter’s office in Riyadh. During their talks, U.S.-Saudi relations were reviewed, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.