The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, in conjunction with the launch of the U.S.-Saudi Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan discussed the importance of the bilateral relationship in maintaining regional stability through extensive security, economic, and people-to-people partnerships.

The strategic dialogue reaffirmed bilateral commitments to counter Iran’s threats to regional security and prosperity, seek a political solution to end the conflict in Yemen, and enhance maritime and border security.  The United States recognized Saudi Arabia’s progress toward transforming its economy under the Vision 2030 plan while emphasizing the importance of continued human rights reform and strengthening of civil society.  Delegates concluded the dialogue by agreeing to advance economic and security objectives through working groups on defense, economics and energy cooperation, and culture and education exchanges.

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