Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was received today by U.S. President George W. Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. In a statement prior to the Crown Prince’s arrival, President Bush commented on the strength of Saudi-US relations, saying he attaches great importance to the scheduled talks.
[See joint statement issued following the meeting.]
[See also transcript of press conference in Dallas by Crown Prince Abdullah’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Adel Al-Jubeir.]
Upon arrival in Waco by air from Dallas, Texas this morning, Crown Prince Abdullah was welcomed by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom James Oberwetter. The Crown Prince is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal and Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz.