(Reuters) -U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan reaffirmed President Joe Biden’s commitment to “help Saudi Arabia defend its territory” during a meeting with Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud during a meeting on Tuesday, the White House said.
During the meeting Sullivan also underscored the longstanding partnership between the two nations, the White House said in a written statement.
“Mr Sullivan reaffirmed President Biden’s commitment to help Saudi Arabia defend its territory, and expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s leadership in securing a UN-brokered truce in Yemen,” the White House said. “They also discussed the importance of coordinating efforts to ensure global economic resilience.”
(Reporting by Costas Pitas and Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)