Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 5, 2016


The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:

Secretary Kerry held an impromptu meeting this afternoon with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. The Secretary offered support and condolences for the recent terrorist ‎attacks in the Kingdom. The two discussed the need to combat and defeat Daesh, including in Syria, where the Kingdom has offered to commit troops to the counter-Daesh campaign. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed the need for a political transition in Syria, the situation in Libya, the effort to reach a political resolution in Yemen, and recent developments between the Israelis and Palestinians.