Saudi King receives phone call from US Secretary of State ‘Tillerson’

United State’s top diplomat acknowledged on Thursday the role of Saudi Arabia’s leadership in helping to stabilize the region, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received a phone call from the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

King Salman began the conversation by congratulating Tillerson who in turn applauded Saudi Arabia’s efforts in promoting stability across the region, as well as  peace in the region and the world, a statement on Saudi Press Agency confirmed.

Tillerson stressed on the importance of working with the Kingdom and to develop a comprehensive plan to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of military cooperation and work together against terrorism, and strengthen economic ties.
The two sides reviewed the historical and strategic relations between the two countries, and ways to develop them to serve the common interests of both countries.

 Trump and Salman agreed to fight terrorism and establish safe zones in Syria and Yemen

US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman, in a phone conversation on Sunday, January 29, discussed the need to address “Iran’s destabilizing regional activities,” fight the spread of “radical Islamic terrorism” and establish safe zones in war-ravaged Syria and Yemen, the White House statement read.

The official Saudi Press Agency then said the views of the two leaders “were identical” on issues discussed during the call, including “confronting those who seek to undermine security and stability in the region and interfere in the internal affairs of other states.”