The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Salam Palace here yesterday the United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and his accompanying delegation.
The Secretary conveyed to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques the greetings of President Barack Obama of the United States of America; for his part, the King sent his greetings to the President.
During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the Kingdom and the United States of America, especially in the military fields, and discussed the latest developments in the region and the efforts being exerted towards them. The US Secretary of Defense stressed the United States of America's keenness on enhancing peace and stability in the region.
The audience was attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior; Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense; Minister of State and Cabinet's Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban; Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi; and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.