The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met yesterday with the Defense Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud. The Secretary affirmed the importance of addressing humanitarian needs in Gaza, preventing further spread of the conflict, and reinforcing regional stability and security, including in Yemen. He also emphasized the importance of working toward sustainable peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a shared priority of both the United States and Saudi Arabia. Secretary Blinken underscored the U.S. commitment to support the defense of U.S. partners against threats from state and non-state actors and reaffirmed the enduring value of the U.S.-Saudi strategic partnership. Secretary Blinken also discussed Saudi Arabia’s efforts to secure a durable peace agreement in Yemen, launch a Yemeni-Yemeni political dialogue under UN auspices, and ensure Yemeni actors remain focused on that effort.