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Blinken, Deputy Sec. meet Saudi Vice Minister of Defense

WASHINGTON, May 21 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken joined Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s meeting here with Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud during which they expressed "strong support" for the UN-negotiated truce in Yemen.
The Department of State said in a statement that Blinken and Sherman expressed "strong support for the UN-negotiated truce and reviewed other recent progress in Yemen, including the resumption of commercial flights from Sana’a and regular fuel imports through Hudaydah." The statement added they discussed with Princen Khalid "the enduring US commitment to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s defenses, efforts to counter Iranian threats." They also discussed "managing pressures in global energy markets stemming from Russiaآ’s invasion of Ukraine." (end) si