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King Salman, Obama directed mechanisms for new strategic partnership: Al-Jubeir said

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(Washington-AlummahWorld, Dhu-AlQa'dah 21, 1436, September 05, 2015) Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and President Barack Obama of the United States of America have directed officials in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States to develop mechanisms for the establishment a new strategic partnership between the two countries for the 21st century, reported by Saudi Press Agency.


In a press conference held yesterday at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, he said that based on the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA) has briefed President Barack Obama on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's visions for this new partnership in the 21st century.

He added that, in this regard, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and US President have directed officials in both countries to discuss laying the foundations of this new partnership, pointing out that this partnership will include many aspects such as security, military, economic, financial and educational aspects, and others.

Al-Jubeir said "There was a desire, intention and willingness from the two leaders to move these relations to a new horizon and the Deputy Crown Prince has managed, under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to explain this vision to President Obama who welcomed it and expressed his wish to work closely with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to realize this vision, and as I mentioned the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Excellency US President have ordered officials in both countries to develop a mechanism to start establishing this partnership."


Meanwhile, Adel Al-Jubair was quoted as saying that the Kingdom was satisfied with Obama’s assurances over Iran nuclear deal.

Foreign Minister said that the Kingdom believes the nuclear agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East.


He added that Saudi Arabia hopes Iranians will use the additional income from the lifting of sanctions to fund domestic development rather than engage in nefarious activities. The Foreign Minster Al-Jubair described the meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi King Salman as “historic.”


On Syria, Al-Jubair said that Bashar al-Assad has lost all legitimacy and has no role in future of Syria.