Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan Meets with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan has met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Thursday ahead of an international meeting of countries committed to defeating ISIS, according to reports and social media.

“During the meeting, they discussed the Saudi-US long-established strategic partnership, especially the partnership in the fight against Daesh,” according to a Tweet from the Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry.

“Delighted to meet Secretary Pompeo today in Washington, DC. Saudi-US have a long-standing strategic partnership. We affirmed the strong ties between our countries and the joint efforts in confronting terrorism in the region and the world,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a Tweet.

The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan also headed the Kingdom’s delegation to the Foreign Ministerial small group meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh (ISIS). The Saudi delegation included Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Ambassador to the United States, as well as Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer bin Sabhan Al-Sabhan.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan also participated in a meeting on Syria in Washington, photos from the official Saudi Press Agency showed.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs three weeks ago, after serving as the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Germany as well as serving as an advisor to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C.