October 22, 2021

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The United States and Saudi Arabia Advance Decades of Cooperation – News

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Office
of
the
Spokesperson


“Ever
since
President
Franklin
Delano
Roosevelt
and
King
Abdul
Aziz
Al
Saud
first
laid
the
foundation
for
our
ties
75
years
ago,
Saudi
Arabia
has
been
an
important
partner
in
this
volatile
region.
 The
relationship
between
our
people
has
grown
since
that
time,
and
it’s
distinguished
today
by
deep
and
steady
cooperation
between
our
two
nations.”


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Secretary
Michael
R.
Pompeo,
October
14,
2020

Secretary
Michael
R.
Pompeo
will
travel
on
November
22 to
Saudi
Arabia
where
he
will
meet
with
Crown
Prince
Mohammed
bin
Salman
bin
Abdulaziz Al
Saud
to discuss the
strong
bilateral
security
and
economic
partnership
between
the
United
States
and
Saudi
Arabia,
progress
made
under
the
U.S-Saudi
Arabia
Strategic
Dialogue
held
last
month
in
Washington,
and issues
related
to
Iran’s
malign
influence in
the
region.


THE
UNITED
STATES
AND
SAUDI
ARABIA:
A
BEDROCK
RELATIONSHIP

  • For
    more
    than
    75
    years,
    the
    United
    States
    and
    Saudi
    Arabia
    have
    built
    a
    strong
    partnership
    in
    energy
    and
    investment
    cooperation,
    trade,
    counterterrorism,
    and
    security.
  • In
    October,
    the
    two
    countries
    launched
    a
    strategic
    dialogue
    to
    advance
    economic
    and
    security
    objectives
    through
    working
    groups
    on
    defense,
    economics
    and
    energy
    cooperation,
    and
    culture
    and
    education
    exchanges.
  • The
    United
    States
    recognizes
    Saudi
    Arabia’s
    progress
    toward
    transforming
    its
    economy
    under
    the
    Vision
    2030
    plan
    while
    emphasizing
    the
    importance
    of
    continued
    human
    rights
    reform
    and
    strengthening
    of
    civil
    society.


ECONOMIC
PARTNERSHIPS
BUILD
PROSPERITY

  • The
    United
    States
    and
    Saudi
    Arabia
    support
    global
    economic
    growth
    and
    stable
    energy
    markets
    as
    two
    of
    the
    world’s
    largest
    suppliers
    of
    oil
    and
    gas. Two-way
    trade
    of
    goods
    and
    services
    between
    Saudi
    Arabia
    and
    the
    United
    States
    totals
    nearly
    $40 billion
    annually
    and
    supports
    some
    165,000
    American
    jobs.
  • U.S.
    companies
    are
    key
    investment
    partners
    in
    strategic
    Saudi
    industries

    not
    just
    traditional
    industries
    such
    as
    oil
    and
    gas.
    AMC
    opened
    the
    first
    cinema
    in
    the
    country
    in
    35
    years.
     Six
    Flags
    signed
    an
    agreement
    to
    establish
    the
    world’s
    largest
    theme
    park
    near
    Riyadh.


REGIONAL
SECURITY
INITIATIVES
BRING
STABILITY
TO
THE
GULF

  • Saudi
    Arabia
    is
    a
    founding
    member
    of
    the
    Coalition
    to
    Defeat
    ISIS
    and
    assists
    U.S.
    efforts
    to
    combat
    al
    Qa’ida
    in
    the
    Arabian
    Peninsula
    (AQAP).
  • Saudi
    Arabia
    co-chairs
    the
    Terrorist
    Financing
    Targeting
    Center
    (TFTC)
    and
    hosts
    the
    center
    in
    Riyadh.
    The
    TFTC
    is
    a
    platform
    for
    information
    sharing,
    multilateral
    coordination,
    and
    capacity
    building
    aimed
    at
    tracking
    and
    disrupting
    illicit
    financial
    flows
    to
    terrorist
    groups
    throughout
    the
    world.
  • Saudi
    Arabia
    plays
    a
    key
    role
    in
    deterring
    Iranian
    malign
    activities
    in
    the
    region.
    The
    Saudi-led
    Coalition
    helps
    the
    legitimate
    Yemeni
    government
    defend
    its
    territory
    from
    attacks
    on
    civilian
    targets.
  • Saudi
    Arabia
    and
    other
    members
    of
    the
    Gulf
    Cooperation
    Council
    work
    with
    the
    United
    States
    on
    border
    security,
    maritime
    security,
    and
    cybersecurity.


PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE
TIES
CREATE
NEW
VISIONS
FOR
THE
FUTURE

  • About
    37,000
    Saudi
    students
    are
    enrolled
    in
    U.S.
    schools

    the
    fourth
    highest
    number
    from
    across
    the
    world.
    When
    these
    students
    return
    home,
    they
    are
    helping
    to
    drive
    Saudi
    Arabia’s
    transformation
    taking
    place
    under
    the
    Vision
    2030
    plan.

Source: Sam News

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