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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
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December 20, 2023

 

 

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.  The Secretary stressed the importance of urgently addressing humanitarian needs in Gaza and preventing the further spread of the conflict.  Secretary Blinken underscored the U.S. commitment to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.  The Secretary also condemned continued attacks by the Houthis on commercial vessels operating in international waters in the southern Red Sea and urged cooperation among all partners to uphold maritime security.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister affirmed their countries’ shared commitment, in coordination with international and regional partners, to end the devastating conflict in Yemen.