(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.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers ratified a law on July 13 that adopted a tougher stance on human trafficking. The new law will ban all forms of human trafficking and put in place more severe consequences, including a sentence of up to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $267,000.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice released more details on the rulings announced on July 8, 2009 regarding 330 terror-suspects indicted on 179 terror-related cases.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has delivered more than 100,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka in the past week. The Sri Lankan government received the second shipment of emergency assistance, including foodstuffs, medicines, rugs, blankets and tents, in Colombo today. The first shipment of supplies was delivered on July 8.
The emergency provisions delivered this week were contributed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to aid to the humanitarian crisis caused by the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was commended in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee for the government’s effective efforts to rehabilitate and deradicalize recently released Guantanamo Bay detainees. The comments came during a Committee hearing on July 7. Under the direction of the Minister of Interior, Saudi Arabia has institutionalized a comprehensive rehabilitation program to prepare former detainees for reintegration into the society.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia hosted a luncheon on July 2 for a group of Saudi students participating in the Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES). Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir met with the students and discussed their experiences living in the U.S.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Saudi Cultural Mission held a ceremony on July 4 for the second graduating class of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz scholarship program. The ceremony was attended by Saudi Minister of Higher Education, His Excellency Dr. Khalid Al-Angary and Saudi Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Adel A. Al-Jubeir.
The Saudi Scholarship Program is an opportunity for Saudi students to attend institutions of higher learning across the globe and receive a world-class education funded by the Saudi government.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today issued the following statement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia will use its Twitter feed, @SaudiEmbassyUSA, to share news and information about the visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to the United States on June 29.
Tweets from @SaudiEmbassyUSA will highlight Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the G-20 Summit, as well as items of interest about the long-standing Saudi-U.S. relationship.
Minister of Education Presents $3 Million Donation on Behalf of the Kingdom.