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Riyadh Hosts 3rd Workshop on ‘Saudi-US Relations’ - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The third workshop on “Saudi-US Relations”, organized by Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies’ Center for American Studies, was held in Riyadh on Saturday, in the presence of a number of officials, researchers and academics, reported the Saudi News Agency.

The workshop was opened by the Institute’s Director General Dr. Abdul-Karim Hamoud Al-Dakhil, who welcomed the workshop’s American guests and participants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shura Council, a number of government agencies and the Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies and Saudi Universities.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Policy Council in Washington, Ambassador Richard Schmierer, delivered a speech in which he described the workshop as a sign of friendly and deep-rooted relations between the Kingdom and the US.

The workshop included four sessions that addressed Saudi-US ties, economic and trade ties and Vision 2030 and Saudi-US partnership, geostrategic changes in the Middle East focusing on the Syrian crisis and Palestinian cause, and regional developments and the security of the Arab Gulf.