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Crown Prince Abdullah addresses U.S.-Saudi Business Council in New York

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz yesterday gave a speech at the reception in his honor given in New York by the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council in coordination with the Foreign Policy Commission and the Business Council for International Understanding.

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In his address, Abdulaziz Al-Qraishi, who heads the Saudi side of the Council, reviewed its activities over the past three years, saying they included participation in major exhibitions in the United States that provided information on Saudi Arabia and its economic activity. He referred to a new program aimed at encouraging American companies that are members in the council to employ Saudi students during summer vacations and train them after graduation.

Crown Prince Abdullah arrived in New York on Monday on a several days visit to the United States. His current foreign tour will also take him to Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.