Shoura Council delegation meets members of U.S. Congress

April 7, 2011

Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison met in Washington Thursday with a delegation of the Shoura Council, led by Chairman of the Saudi-American Parliamentary Friendship Committee Osamah Al-Kurdi. During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of common interest and advocated the enhancement of bilateral relations.  The Shoura Council met with a number of other members of the U.S. House of Representatives as well, with whom they discussed parliamentary relations.

The Saudi delegation also held an open meeting with members of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) and a number of businessmen. The participants discussed a range of economic issues, with a particular focus on investment and trade relations in the energy and infrastructure sectors.