Head of Congress Delegation: U.S.-Saudi Relations Represent Great Importance to Washington

Wednesday 1443/10/24 - 2022/05/25
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Riyadh, May 25, 2022, SPA -- Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council Dr. Mishal bin Fahm Al-Sulami, at the council’s headquarters in Riyadh today, received head of the United States (U.S.) Congress’s delegation Chris Stewart, and Congresswoman Lisa McClain and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, and an accompanying delegation, as part of their current visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
At the outset of the meeting, Dr. Al-Sulami stressed the historical and deep-rooted relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the U.S., referring to the importance of these exchanged parliamentary visits between the Shura Council and Congress to review points of view on several regional and international issues and means of cooperation between the two sides.
The deputy speaker noted that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is exerting big efforts to realize peace, security and stability in the region, the latest of which was announcing a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen, supporting the ceasefire truce in Yemen, and offering relief, development and humanitarian aid to the brotherly Yemeni people through the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), which exceeded USD 17 billion. He pointed out that the Saudi society is witnessing a comprehensive development renaissance and unprecedented mega projects in various fields in realization of the Kingdom Vision 2030, in addition to enacting new laws and modernizing others, including what HRH the Crown Prince has announced, such as personal status bylaw, civil transactions bylaw, evidentiary bylaw, empowering women to contribute to development, improving the quality of life of citizens and combating all forms of corruption.
For his part, the head of the U.S. Congress’s delegation referred to the solid Saudi-U.S. relations, praising what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing of development at all levels, noting that the U.S.-Saudi relations represent great importance to the United States.
Meanwhile, McClain expressed her happiness for visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and meeting with HRH the Crown Prince, and being acquainted with the cultural, heritage and historical aspects of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, stressing the importance of exchanging parliamentary visits between the two institutions.
The meeting addresses issues of mutual interest at the parliamentary level between the Shura Council and Congress and means to enhance cooperation.
Several officials from both sides attended the meeting.
18:17 LOCAL TIME 15:17 GMT