Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 14, 2016


The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:

Secretary Kerry hosted Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on June 13 for an iftar dinner in recognition of the Deputy Crown Prince's visit to the United States. The two reviewed the strong and enduring relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia and discussed a broad range of regional issues, including Yemen, Syria, Libya, and countering terrorism. They also discussed the Kingdom’s plans to transform its economy through its National Transformation Program. Finally, the two discussed this weekend's shooting in Orlando and expressed their shared commitment to continue their cooperation in combatting the spread of violent extremism, both regionally and internationally.