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Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Saudi Vice Minister of Defense His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman

July 6, 2021

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Jamal Brown provided the following readout:

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl met with Saudi Vice Minister of Defense His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman at the Pentagon today to reaffirm the U.S.-Saudi defense relationship. Dr. Kahl emphasized the U.S. commitment to helping Saudi Arabia defend its territory and people. 

The two leaders discussed a range of issues related to regional security and stability, particularly efforts to end the war in Yemen and the shared U.S.-Saudi commitment to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities.  Dr. Kahl thanked the Vice Minister HRH Prince Salman for working closely and constructively with U.S. Special Envoy Tim Lenderking to end the war in Yemen and condemned the Houthi cross-border attacks. The Under Secretary noted the need to work together on addressing the proliferation and dangers of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.