2006 News Story

Prince Turki Al-Faisal stresses close Saudi-US ties in Louisville

  Prince Turki Al-Faisal

Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Turki Al-Faisal discussed the close friendship between Saudi Arabia and the United States in remarks to the World Affairs Council of Kentucky in Louisville today.


Prince Turki noted that Saudi Arabia has undergone tremendous economic, social and political development, and cited programs to improve education, municipal elections and $650 billion in investment opportunities as examples. He also encouraged American companies to take advantage of those investment opportunities in the Kingdom.

“We live in a global community, so if we are to benefit ourselves, we are benefiting those in the world with whom we interact,” Prince Turki said

He stressed the strength of the Saudi-US relationship, and highlighted similarities between the two peoples. “We’re plainspoken and straightforward, and we both believe in the importance of faith and family.  We want the same things for us and for our children that you do: security, opportunity, good health and education, and a bright future.” 

Transcript of Prince Turki’s remarks