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Saudi Foreign Minister discusses regional challenges with US counterpart

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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan spoke on the phone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency.

“The two sides discussed during the call bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries, and reviewed aspects of cooperation on regional and international challenges,” according to SPA.

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Last week, United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to assisting the Kingdom in defending its borders, according to the Pentagon.

Austin condemned the recent cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis and thanked the Crown Prince for the Kingdom’s commitment to a political settlement for Yemen’s six-year conflict, which the United Nations says has created the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.