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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on President Obama's Meeting with Prince Mitib bin Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

President Obama met today at the White House with Prince Mitib bin Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, the Saudi Minister of the National Guard, to discuss our shared interests in regional developments. Affirming the strong and enduring partnership between our nations, the President expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s contributions to the global coalition to counter ISIL and noted Saudi Arabia’s critical role in upholding regional peace and security, including through its recent engagement with the new Iraqi government. The President and Prince Mitib also discussed our efforts to promote stability in Yemen, the international response to counter the Ebola epidemic and strengthen global health and security, and the status of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran.