US President Joe Biden and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a meeting attended by senior officials from both sides discussed Afghanistan among other wide range of issues and emphasized the need to support the country's security, a statement from the White House said Friday.
The two sides reviewed in detail many shared priorities that contribute to the partnership between Saudi Arabia and the US, the statement added.
“The two sides stressed the need to support Afghanistan’s security and to address the threat posed by Afghanistan-based terrorists,” the statement said. “They also underscored the importance of continuing to support humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.”
They expressed support for addressing the needs and promoting the rights of the Afghan people including the rights of women and girls to education and enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and, for women, the right to work, the statement added.
At the end of the meeting, the two sides issued a communique outlining the strategic partnership between Saudi Arabia and the US over the coming decades with the aim of advancing their mutual interests and advancing a common vision for a more peaceful, secure, prosperous, and stable Middle East, according to the statement.
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