Saudi Minister of Interior Meets with President Obama
December 12, 2014
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the latest regional developments. Prince Mohammad conveyed greetings to the president on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and the President asked Prince Mohammad to convey his best wishes to King Abdullah.
During the meeting, President Obama and Prince Mohammad reaffirmed the strong and enduring partnership between Saudi Arabia and the US. President Obama expressed appreciation for the Kingdom’s contributions to the global coalition to counter Daash (ISIS) and the Kingdom’s constructive role in Yemen. President Obama and Prince Mohammad reaffirmed the importance of sustaining mutual cooperation aimed at supporting President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and Yemen's new legitimate government. President Obama noted the Kingdom’s critical role in upholding regional peace and security and the Kingdom’s contributions to the international response to the Ebola epidemic.
Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, and U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph Westphal also attended the meeting.
Prince Mohammad was accompanied by Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.