US Treasury Secretary arrives in Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2008

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson arrived in Jeddah today for a two-day visit to the Kingdom. Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf was on hand at the airport to welcome the secretary.

According to a statement by the Treasury Department, Secretary Paulson is in the Gulf region to reiterate the US commitment to open investment and for meetings on a broad range of regional and global economic and financial issues. After Saudi Arabia, the secretary will also visit Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.