Saudi-US partnership against IS bolstered

Saudi-US partnership against IS bolstered
Updated 19 January 2015

Saudi-US partnership against IS bolstered

Saudi-US partnership against IS bolstered

Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, held talks in Riyadh with US Sen. John McCain, chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee, who led a delegation to the capital on Saturday.
The discussion took place at the crown prince’s ranch in Dirriya in the capital. Prince Mohamed bin Salman, state minister and head of the crown prince’s court, and US Ambassador Joseph W. Westphal were among those who took part in the discussion.
During the brief visit, the visiting senator also met with intelligence chief Prince Khaled bin Bandar and discussed matters of mutual interests.
Stewart Wight, assistant information officer at the US Embassy, told Arab News that the visit was focused on enhancing Saudi-US cooperation.
He said Sen. McCain and his accompanying delegation arrived in Riyadh to meet with senior Saudi government officials.
“The delegation came to discuss a range of issues, including the coalition campaign against the so-called Islamic State and enhanced US-Saudi cooperation,” he said.