King Abdullah meets with U.S. President Obama

April 2, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received U.S. President Barrack Obama this evening in London, where the two leaders are attending the G-20 economic summit.

During the meeting, King Abdullah and President Obama discussed strategies for reviving the global economy. They spoke about regional and international issues, particularly the need to achieve a just and comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, based on the Arab Peace Initiative. In addition, they highlighted the strong, historical ties that bind together Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel A. Al-Jubeir were also present at the meeting.

Since his arrival in London, King Abdullah has met with a number of world leaders. Yesterday, the Saudi monarch was received at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and at 10 Downing Street by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Today, King Abdullah met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon; Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan; Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; and Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva. The main topic of discussion was the agenda of the G-20 summit.