Saudi Defense Minister Receives U.S. House Speaker

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)02.04.2015 KSA
Saudi Defense Minister Receives U.S. House Speaker

Saudi Defense Minister Receives U.S. House Speaker

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Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz on Tuesday received in Riyadh the Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and his accompanying delegation.

The two officials discussed bilateral cooperation with regard to the Saudi-led “Decisive Storm” operation against the Houthi movement in Yemen”, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The meeting was attended by a number of civil and military officials, SPA added.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also received on Tuesday two messages from Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.

The first message was addressed to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz. While the other message was to the Saudi defense minister, SPA reported.

Both messages were delivered by Sudanese Minister of State General Taha Othman Ahmed Al-Hussain.

Prince Mohammed also discussed during the meeting the Sudanese participation in operation “Decisive Storm.”

Meanwhile, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Interior Mohammed bin Naif received Tuesday the Commander of the Malaysian Army in Riyadh, Saudi SPA reported.

During the meeting, the Commander of the Army stressed Malaysia’s support for the Saudi-led “Decisive Storm” operation to protect the Yemeni people and their legitimate President.

Tan Raja also reiterated Malaysia’s support to all the measures taken by the Kingdom to guarantee security and stability in the GCC and the region.

The meeting between the two officials was attended by Abdurrahman Al-Rebiaan, Deputy Minister of Interior.

Furthermore, a delegation of senior Pakistani officials arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday as Islamabad weighs how much support to provide the Kingdom in its fight against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The delegation, led by Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and top Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz, held talks with Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman and other high-ranking Saudi officials over “Operation Decisive Storm” and Pakistani participation.

Asif asserted his country’s commitment to safeguard the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia through all means.

 

 

Source: SPA

 
 



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