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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives US Secretary of Defense (SPA)

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting, King Salman and Mattis discussed ways of enhancing strategic friendship relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the US, especially in the field of defense.

They also discussed the latest regional and international developments, SPA said.

According to the state news agency, the audience was attended by Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

On the US side, it was attended by US Charge d’Affaires Christopher Henzel, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, Senior Advisor Sally Donnelly, and Senior Military Assistant Rear Admiral Craig S. Faller, SPA added.