Blinken and Saudi FM pledge to continue cooperation to end fighting in Sudan

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Wednesday in Riyadh to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, according to a statement from the US State Department.

Blinken and the Saudi foreign minister resolved to continue to work together to counter terrorism, to support efforts to bring about a lasting peace in Yemen, and to promote stability, security, de-escalation, and integration in the region.


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The two sides pledged to continue their strong cooperation to end the fighting in Sudan, the statement added.

Sudan’s warring parties resumed indirect ceasefire talks in Jeddah on Tuesday, Al Arabiya television reported, citing sources.

The dignitaries met on the side-lines of the GCC-US Joint Ministerial Meeting on Strategic Partnerships taking place in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The meeting was attended by the Saudi ambassador to the United States of America, Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs, Dr. Saud al-Sati; and the Assistant Minister of State for African Affairs, Dr. Sami al-Saleh.

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