Top White House Aide Discussed Oil Prices with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince

The Biden administration has previously said such conditions include having more oil on the market to stop rising energy prices and help the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters

A senior aide to President Joe Biden raised the issue of oil prices in conversations this week with the leadership of top crude producer Saudi Arabia, according to the White House.

Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, met in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sept. 28 to discuss the war in Yemen. But White House press secretary Jen Psaki said oil was also “of concern” and on the agenda.

“The national security adviser and his team reiterated the imperative of creating conditions to support global economic recovery in his meetings earlier this week,” said another White House spokesperson on Sept. 30.

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