Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal statement at the
Donors’ Conference for the Republic of Somalia
New York City
23 September 2011
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Your Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Peace be with you and the mercy and blessings of God,
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced a record budget of expenditures for FY 2010, totaling more than $146 billion, with more than a quarter of the funds designated for education. The FY 2010 educational funding represents a 13% increase over FY 2009.
“The allocation of SR137.6 billion ($36.7 billion) for education and training emphasizes the government’s desire to invest in Saudi citizens, considering human development as the core of real development,” said Dr. Ali Al-Attiyah, Deputy Minister of Higher Education.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir hosted a farewell reception at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC to honor participants of the Arab American Business Fellowship Program (AABF). This program, launched in 2007, is a joint effort between the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, Business for Diplomatic Action, and Young Arab Leaders.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – A National Awareness Campaign to Combat Breast Cancer has been inaugurated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to coincide with international Breast Cancer Awareness month. The campaign is led by Princess Hessah bint Trad Al-Shaalan, the Honorary President of the Zahra Breast Cancer Association and wife of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and Princess Rima bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. It officially launched on October 10.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir participated in the Ambassador’s Roundtable at the 18th Annual National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) Conference. The two-day conference is entitled, “Fresh Visions, Old Realities, New Possibilities: The Impact of Leadership Change on Arab-U.S. Relations.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) — Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met today with the head of the Saudi interfaith delegation, Dr. Abdulkareem Al-Sayegh, who participated in a seminar at the Dialogue Institute at Temple University in Philadelphia. Ambassador Al-Jubeir and Dr. Al-Sayegh discussed the benefits of the seminar -- entitled “Dialogue in America: Principles and Practices” -- and the importance of dialogue among different religions and cultures.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and the people of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Adel A. Al-Jubeir, today extended congratulations to President Obama on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
“From his speech to the Muslim World in Cairo to his renewed and active engagement in finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Mr. Obama’s efforts give hope to the people throughout the world,” said Ambassador Al-Jubeir.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Interior for Security Affairs Prince Muhammad bin Nayef today concluded a three-day visit to the United States. Prince Muhammad met with senior U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama.
“The visit is part of ongoing consultations and exchange of views between the two countries,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir.
(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.