US President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan met early Sunday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Dhahran.

The discussion focused on the military conflict between Israel and Hamas and a bilateral agreement ensuring US cooperation in Saudi Arabia's defense and assistance in developing its civilian nuclear program.

According to a statement from the Saudi state agency SPA, the semi-final version of the draft strategic agreements between the kingdom and the United States of America, which are almost being finalized — and what is being worked on between the two sides in the Palestinian issue to find a credible path — were discussed."

The US views this agreement as part of a broader treaty aimed at normalizing relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The kingdom asserts that this normalization is impossible without significant progress in negotiations for the creation of a Palestinian state, while the US administration states that peace with Israel is a prerequisite for the agreement.

From Saudi Arabia, Sullivan headed to Israel.