“President Ronald Reagan will be remembered by people around the world as a great leader. It is my personal privilege to remember him also as a great friend. To his immediate family, and to the American people who are his extended family, I offer heartfelt condolences on behalf of myself and the people of Saudi Arabia.
“In the years that I have spent in Washington since I presented my credentials to President Reagan, I have been able to witness firsthand the full extent and impact of his legacy. The strength of his vision and character changed the world for the better, and the memory of his life will inspire other great leaders of the future.”