Obama, Saudi interior minister talk counter-extremism efforts
The meeting also focused on U.S.-Saudi cooperation on conflicts in Yemen
U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Friday in Washington to discuss the ongoing battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
According to a White House statement, the officials – joined by U.S. Vice President Biden, discussed a joint "approach to strategic messaging to counter extremism."
The meeting was held in the Oval Office and was closed to the press. It also focused on U.S.-Saudi cooperation on conflicts in Yemen, the White House said.
Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia joined the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition, which has striked militant targets in Iraq and Syria, where the extremists have claimed swaths of territory after declaring an Islamic “Caliphate” in June.