Ambassador Al-Jubeir meets with Majlis Al-Shoura delegation

April 5, 2011

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met in Washington Sunday with a delegation of the Majlis Al-Shoura, headed by Osama bin Mohammed Makki Al-Kurdi. The delegation, currently on an official visit to the U.S., aims to strengthen Saudi-U.S. ties, especially between the Majlis Al-Shoura and the U.S. Congress.

During the meeting, Ambassador Al-Jubeir highlighted the deep-rooted, strategic partnership that has bound the Kingdom and the U.S. together for the past 70 years, encompassing the political, economic, educational and cultural arenas. He affirmed that bilateral relations are based upon institutionalized foundations characterized by transparency, clarity and mutual respect. Ambassador Al-Jubeir commended the commitment of the Saudi leadership to bolstering relations with the U.S., while also pointing out the importance the American leadership places upon Saudi Arabia as a regional power.

The Ambassador praised the exchange of delegations between the two countries, asserting that these visits expand the dimensions of the Saudi-U.S. relationship. Moreover, he disclosed that the number of Saudi students on scholarships in the U.S. has now reached 40,000 – up from only 3,000 students a few years ago.

On Monday, the Majlis Al-Shoura delegation paid a visit to the Saudi Cultural Mission, meeting with Saudi Cultural Attaché Dr. Mohammed Al-Essa. The delegation also visited the Middle East Institute, where it met with a number of scholars and experts.

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