King Salman, Trump stress need to accelerate Mideast peace efforts in call

King Salman (R) and Donald Trump (L) spoke on Monday evening. (File Photos: SPA/ AFP)

Saudi Arabia's King Salman had a telephone conversation on Monday evening with US President Donald Trump, in whcih he discussed regional updates.

A Saudi Press Agency statement said the king expressed his thanks and appreciation to Trump for the way in which the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was received during his US tour, and the "fruitful meetings and the signing of important agreements that benefit the two friendly countries."

The president stressed on the success of the crown prince’s visit, saying it left a “wonderful impression” on US officials and the private sector and reflected the distinguished relationship between both countries.

King Salman stressed on the international effort needed to move forward the Middle East peace process, as well as stressing on the kingdom's steadfast positions on the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

The king expressed his appreciation for a recent statement issued by the White House on its strong stance towards the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.

He also stressed the kingdom's efforts to find a political solution to the Yemeni crisis and provide humanitarian and relief support to its people.

Trump called on the need to address the Iranian threat, praising the kingdom's role in achieving stability and its efforts in this regard.

The two leaders stressed the importance of what has been achieved in concerted international efforts to fight the terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria.

The king also stressed the need to find a solution to the Syrian crisis that fulfills the aspirations of the Syrian people.


Last Update: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 KSA 09:25 - GMT 06:25