Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubier
Saudi Arabia celebrated its National Day yesterday, marking the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Kingdom by King Abdulaziz Al-Saud. To mark the occasion, the Saudi Embassy in Washington held its annual party, attended by Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Embassy staff, Saudi citizens, Americans, members of the diplomatic corps and many others.
In commemoration of the day, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lauded the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, saying, “King Abdullah’s leadership on key challenges, from developing the Kingdom’s institutions and economy to establishing an enduring dialogue promoting moderation and tolerance, has put Saudi Arabia and the region on a path towards a stronger, more prosperous, and more secure future.”
In his own statement, Ambassador Al-Jubeir declared, “On the occasion of our 80th National Day, Saudi Arabia is proud of its accomplishments. The Kingdom will continue to be a source of global energy, promote regional security and diplomacy, and foster social development around the world. We welcome Secretary Clinton’s warm remarks, and will continue to partner with the United States to address the key issues our two countries face.”