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For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Tom Donilon’s Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal

President Obama joined National Security Advisor Tom Donilon’s meeting today with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal.  The President and Prince Saud Al-Faisal reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and discussed developments in the region, including the conflict in Syria.  Prince Saud Al-Faisal offered his condolences for those affected by the attack in Boston.  The President asked Prince Saud Al-Faisal to convey his best wishes to King Abdullah bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud.