Saudi Foreign Minister: The Multi-Faceted U.S.-Saudi Relationship Remains Strong
January 24, 2017
(WASHINGTON, DC) – During a news conference in Riyadh today, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir reiterated the importance of the multi-faceted U.S.-Saudi relationship. Minister Al-Jubeir discussed the long-standing ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States in the fields of international security and counterterrorism, economics and investment, and people-to-people cultural exchanges.
Minister Al-Jubeir stated that Saudi Arabia looks forward to working with the new U.S. administration led by President Donald Trump. He explained that the Kingdom is largely in accord with President Trump’s stated policies, including containing Iran, defeating extremists such as Daesh (ISIS) and restoring the U.S. presence in the world.
“We are very, very optimistic about the Trump administration. And on working closely with it to deal with the many challenges, not only in our region, but in the world,” said Minister Al-Jubeir.