2006 Press Release

Saudi Ambassador embarks on listening tour

WASHINGTON, DC – Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki Al-Faisal has embarked on a tour throughout the U.S. to listen to and address Americans’ questions about Saudi Arabia and its place in the global community.  Prince Turki will next be in Manhattan, Kansas on April 4 and 5 to meet with members of the Kansas State University Saudi Club, as well as local academic and community leaders.

“The American people have great thirst for information and knowledge, not just about Saudi Arabia as a geographic entity, but about Saudi people, culture, and history,” Prince Turki remarked. “Everywhere I have visited, I have been greeted very warmly, which is a testament to the longstanding friendship Saudi Arabia and the United States share.”

Prince Turki has already traveled to Texas, Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Georgia, speaking before various groups and organizations.  Most recently, he visited California and Washington State, where he met with community members in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.  Prince Turki will continue his tour during the coming months in Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky.