USSABC chief talks about strategic alliance between US and Saudi Arabia

The US-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) hosts a luncheon in September 2014 in Riyadh for Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, honoring his recent appointment as US Ambassador to the Kingdom. (From left) Edward Burton, USSABC president and CEO; Eng. Mubarak Al-Khafrah, chairman of the National Industrialization Company; Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, minister of commerce and industry; Mohamed Al-Mady, president, General Organization for the Military Industries Corporation and former USSABC Saudi co-chairman; and Dr. Basheer Al-Ghuraydh, USSABC secretary general and executive director.19/03/2016 (Saudi Gazette – KSA): THE close relationship shared between the United States and Saudi Arabia, is not just a diplomatic one. It is also a solid partnership based on business, history, and friendship. It dates back to 1933 when Standard Oil of California [now Chevron] was allowed to look for oil in the Kingdom. They discovered oil in 1938, and in the decades since President Franklin D. Roosevelt met King Abdulaziz on the USS Murphy in 1945 to solidify the relationship, the two countries have never looked back.That is why the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council plays such a pivotal role in maintaining these historical links between the two countries. Headquartered in Washington D.C., and with a fully staffed office in Riyadh, it was established in 1993 to improve mutual knowledge and understanding between the private sectors of the Untied States and Saudi Arabia…

USSABC chief talks about strategic alliance between US and Saudi Arabia

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