King Salman, Obama discuss Camp David summit
King Salman expressed his regret at not being able to attend the summit and said he was sending the crown prince
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed Sunday the upcoming Camp David summit with his U.S. President Barack Obama, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
King Salman expressed his regret at not being able to attend the summit and said he was sending Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to represent the kingdom.
During the phone conversation, both leaders emphasized the strength of the two countries’ partnership and agreed to continue their close consultations on a wide range of regional and international issues.
They also agreed on the necessity of working closely, along with other GCC states, to resolve regional conflicts, according to a statement issued by the White House.
Regarding Yemen, Obama welcomed Saudi Arabia’s announcement of a ceasefire and both leaders agreed on the need to address the urgent humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.
The American leader reiterated his country's commitment to defend the security of Saudi Arabia from any external aggression.
Speaking about Iran, the two men stressed the importance of a comprehensive agreement between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic that would ensure the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.