(WASHINGTON, DC) - In a report released on September 29, 2009, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its ongoing efforts to fight domestic and regional terrorism, along with its implementation of strict regulations to prevent funds from reaching terrorist organizations and its programs to combat the spread of extremist ideologies.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Saudi Arabia’s National Day, September 23, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Inauguration Ceremony was celebrated at the 9,000 acre campus along the coast of the Red Sea in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was joined by world leaders and nearly 3,000 guests as he delivered the keynote address to inaugurate the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Other speakers during the ceremony included the KAUST Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, His Excellency Ali Al-Naimi, Minister of Higher Education, His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari, and the President of KAUST, Professor Choon Fong Shih.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – In an interview published on September 23 in Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh, stressed the responsibility of all groups and institutions of society to condemn and confront terrorist organizations and extremist ideologies.
Speaks Out on Saudi-U.S. Relationship and Bilateral Investment.
(WASHINGTON, DC) — An interview with Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Adel A. Al-Jubeir was released in the fall issue of U.S.-Arab Tradeline, a publication of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce’s (NUSACC). The discussion covered a series of topics including, the Saudi economy, U.S. investment in the Kingdom, and the Saudi-U.S. relationship.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated its National Day, marking the 79th anniversary (according to the Hijra calendar) of the foundation of the Saudi state by King Abdulaziz Al-Saud in 1932.
“Saudi Arabia marks its National Day with its eyes toward the future,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir. “The Kingdom continues to work toward its development and prosperity in the global community.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, will host the Inauguration Ceremony of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on Saudi Arabia’s National Day, September 23, 2009.
The ceremony will feature speeches by King Abdullah, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, His Excellency Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi, and KAUST President, Professor Choon Fong Shih.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir responded to a July 31 letter, co-signed by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and more than 220 Members of the House of Representatives, to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. In the letter, the Members noted the Saudi-sponsored Arab Peace Initiative and urged Saudi Arabia to make a dramatic gesture towards Israel as a confidence building measure to promote peace.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been rated as the 13th most economically competitive country in the world according to the International Finance Corporation (IFC)-World Bank annual Doing Business report issued this month. The report, Doing Business 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times, is based on data gathered from 183 countries from June 2008 to May 2009.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today praised the strength of the Saudi economy in a public information notice, which also highlighted the Kingdom’s “leadership role in stabilizing world oil markets.” The IMF released the notice following its Executive Board’s Article IV consultation with the Kingdom which concluded on July 13, 2009.