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US Secretary of State Blinken Meets Saudi Crown Prince in Riyadh to Discuss Gaza and Yemen Peace

United Arab Emirates Dubai (CNN)– he met Foreign Minister AmericanAnthony Blinken, on Monday night, with the Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, and they discussed the situation in Gaza and the peace and security process in Yemen, according to a spokesman US State Department Matthew Miller.

According to Miller, Blinken stressed “the importance of maintaining the increase in humanitarian aid to Gaza, reaching an immediate ceasefire in Gaza that guarantees the release of hostages , and will prevent the conflict from escalating.”

The US Secretary and the Saudi Crown Prince discussed “continued efforts to achieve lasting regional peace and security, including through increasing integration between the countries of the region and increasing bilateral cooperation between the United States of America and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “

Mohammed bin Salman and Blinken also spoke of “the urgent need to reduce regional tensions, including stopping Houthi attacks that undermine freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and progress in the peace process in Yemen,” said a US State Department spokesman.

Neither Blinken nor Mohammed bin Salman spoke during the brief photo session at the start of their meeting, which lasted less than an hour.

For its part, the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported on Monday evening that Prince Mohammed bin Salman received the US Secretary of State, on the sidelines of a special meeting of the World Economic Forum in Riyadh.

The group said, “The two sides reviewed bilateral relations and areas of cooperation, and discussed developments in regional and international situations of common interest, particularly developments in the Gaza and its surroundings, and the efforts made to stop military operations and deal. with their security and humanitarian implications.”

Anthony Blinken’s official Twitter account previously wrote: “I and the Saudi Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met in Riyadh to discuss efforts to achieve lasting peace and security through greater integration in the conflict-ridden Middle East.” .

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2024-04-30 07:24:49

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