German Chancellor arrives in Jeddah

May 25, 2010

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Jeddah today on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia. At King Abdulaziz International Airport, she was received by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Zainal; Saudi Ambassador to Germany Dr. Osama Shobokshi; Undersecretary of Royal Protocol Abdulaziz Al-Aqeeli; German Ambassador to the Kingdom Volkmar Wenzel; and a number of other officials. Soon after her arrival, Chancellor Merkel visited the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal.