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US Commerce Secretary Highlights Saudi Administrative Abilities in Implementing Vision 2030 | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Wilbur Ross stands after being sworn in as Secretary of Commerce in Washington, DC, US February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discussed on Saturday US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip since taking office with reporters upon leaving the Saudi-US CEO Forum in Riyadh.

Ross told Bloomberg that no ulterior factors will be affecting Trump’s historic trip to the Kingdom, saying it is the US best business day so far.

“I can’t imagine another business day that’s been as good for the United States or for the kingdom,” Ross said.
Furthermore, Ross said that Saudi strong administrative capacities are elemental to achieving the Kingdom’s vision for transformation 2030.

In his speech during Saudi-US CEO Forum held in Riyadh, the US Secretary of Commerce stressed that the preparations made by the Kingdom in a short time in presence of many companies and figures reflect the Kingdom’s administrative capabilities.

The slogan “Together We Prevail” embodies this great event in the Kingdom, he said.

Secretary Ross stressed identical views between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America in various fields at governmental and private sectors in order to constitute long-standing relations between the two sides.

Ross is accompanying Trump along with a well-established group of advisers, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and Trump’s former bodyguard, Keith Schiller.

Trump held talks with King Salman in Riyadh on Saturday, the first stop on his inaugural foreign trip.
Trump’s visit resulted in billions of dollars in agreements between the two countries.