To discuss 3 priorities… A senior American delegation is visiting Riyadh

A high-ranking US government delegation is participating in the meetings of the joint working group between the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to discuss important security issues.

From February 13 to 16, the US delegation will meet with representatives of the governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council states and the General Secretariat to discuss common priorities in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, he said. statement US State Department, Friday.

According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the three working group meetings will focus on three priorities: integrated air and missile defense, maritime security, and Iran and combating terrorism.

The US delegation is headed by the Special Envoy for Iran and Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Robert Malley, and the US Acting Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Christopher Landberg, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Daniel Benim, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Affairs in the Middle East. Dana Stroul.

The senior delegation will also be accompanied by other senior civilian and military leaders.

These meetings demonstrate the shared commitment of the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to enhancing regional security and stability through cooperation across a range of issues, according to the US statement.

The United States has always reiterated its commitment to the Middle East region, where it has played a pivotal political and military role for decades.

In the summer of last year, US President Joe Biden confirmed that the United States “will not abandon the Middle East,” on the sidelines of his visit to the region on a tour that included Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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