Saudi king receives commander of US Central Command

Saudi king receives commander of US Central Command
King Salman received the US General and his delegation at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 17 April 2019

Saudi king receives commander of US Central Command

Saudi king receives commander of US Central Command
  • General McKenzie also met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held talks with the commander of the US Central Command Kenneth McKenzie Jr in Riyadh on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

King Salman received the US General and his delegation at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

The discussions focused on bilateral relations between the two countries and latest developments in the region.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received General McKenzie and reviewed aspects of military cooperation and joint efforts on combatting terrorism, extremism.

The meeting was also attended by Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia and the US enjoy strong relations. These ties were established on mutual respect, cooperation and common interests. These ties are of special importance for both sides, given their long history, which dates back to 1931 when Saudi Arabia began to explore and produce oil for commercial purposes.

A number of American companies also played a major role in the formation and establishment of Saudi Aramco, which is currently the top global oil company. 

Since that time, economic relations between the two countries have been accelerating and improving. 

Bilateral relations also extend to other areas like military industries and manufacturing.