Saudi Gazette report
Riyadh — Saudi Arabia and the US plan to form a Strategic Joint Consultative Group to chart the course for their strategic partnership.
The Group will meet at least once a year, alternating between the two countries, according to the text of the Joint Strategic Vision Declaration signed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and US President Donald Trump here on Saturday.
The Strategic Joint Consultative Group will review areas of cooperation.
The Kingdom and the US sought to embark on new initiatives to counter violent extremist messaging, disrupt financing of terrorism, and advance defense cooperation.
The two countries hoped that responsible governments willing to commit to peace will build upon these efforts to realize the objectives for peace and stability.
A robust, integrated regional security architecture is critical to our cooperation, said the declaration.
It said the Kingdom and the US intend to expand engagement with other countries in the region over the coming years and to identify new areas of cooperation.
“Over the course of our history, the Kingdom and the US have developed a productive partnership built upon trust, cooperation, and shared interests.
“We now stand together to thwart our common enemies, to strengthen the bonds between us, and to chart a path towards peace and prosperity for all,” according to the text of the declaration.
Through the joint strategic vision declaration the United States and the Kingdom dedicate themselves to strengthening their strategic partnership for the 21stCentury.
They also pledged to chart a renewed path toward a peaceful Middle East where economic development, trade, and diplomacy are hallmarks of regional and global engagement.
To that end, both countries welcome a new period in their strategic partnership, built upon their continued trust and shared interests.