Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Before Their Meeting

Remarks
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
May 2, 2017


SECRETARY TILLERSON: Your Excellency, welcome to the State Department again.

FOREIGN MINISTER AL-JUBEIR: Thank you very much. Always a pleasure.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good to see you, indeed.

FOREIGN MINISTER AL-JUBEIR: Always a pleasure.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Indeed.

FOREIGN MINISTER AL-JUBEIR: Look forward to another productive conversation.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Indeed. Thank you. Thank you all.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, can you talk about your participation on the call with Vladimir Putin today and talk about how realistic it is that there would be progress on safe zones?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, it was a very constructive call that the two presidents had. It was a very, very fulsome call, a lot of detailed exchanges. So we’ll see where we go from here.

QUESTION: How long did it last?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: I’m not sure I even kept track of the time.

QUESTION: Okay. Thank you.

FOREIGN MINISTER AL-JUBEIR: Thank you.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you.