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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives United States Secretary of Defense

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his office here today the United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

During the meeting, they reviewed Saudi-American friendship relations and aspects of strategic cooperation between the two countries.

They also discussed a number of joint security and defense issues, latest developments in the region and efforts being exerted towards them.

The audience was attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense; Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and National Security Advisor Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf.

On the American side, it was attended by US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia John Abizaid, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Catherine Wilbarger, and a number of officials.

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