(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.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Highness Prince Saud Al-Faisal today met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss a host of issues vital to both countries. The bilateral meeting and working lunch took place at the Department of State in Washington, DC.
During the meeting, Prince Saud emphasized the Kingdom’s commitment to working towards peace in the Middle East and expressed the view that “a bold and historic step is required to end this conflict and divert the resources of the region from war and destruction to peace and development.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Sudan to donate more than $18 million for developmental and humanitarian projects in Darfur. Announcing the arrangement on July 21, Deputy President of the Saudi Red Crescent Society Fayez Al-Ahmadi said the money will be used to establish 21 water stations and 21 health units in Darfur. The aid will also fund nine health centers and provide emergency food support.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – United States Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner commended Saudi Arabia Tuesday for the steps it has taken to combat the financing of terrorist groups and the spread of nuclear weapons. Secretary Geithner, visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time since his appointment, addressed the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on July 14. Following his address, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, received Secretary Geithner and his accompanying delegation at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Yanbu.