Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Americans share joy of freedom with Saudis  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 18/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The us consulate in jeddah celebrated the country's 238th independence day on wednesday with saudi officials and diplomats from other countries.

anne casper the consul general said the consulate decided to celebrate early because many people travel abroad in july for their vacations. independence day is on july 4 every year.

the event was attended by timothy a. lenderking deputy chief of mission at the us embassy in riyadh and mohammad ahmed tayeb director general of the saudi ministry of foreign affairs makkah region who was the guest of honor.

a colorful ceremony was presented by the marine security guard detachment. casper said the event was held to celebrate the founding of america. it was "the day our founding fathers publicly declared our independence.

they thought to create a constitution a perfect union based on the values of equality freedom and justice" she said. she said america was strong because it was a land of diversity opportunity and optimism.

she said it was also an occasion to celebrate 80 years of diplomatic relations between the united states and saudi arabia. 'we also take this opportunity to appreciate the long-standing friendship between america and saudi arabia.

this year the unique theme to highlight was vlunteerism." lenderking also highlighted the relationship between the kingdom and the us. 'our friendship with saudi arabia is one of the closest and most valuable in the region and indeed in the world. i still marvel at the photo of king abdulaziz and american president franklin d. roosevelt on board uss quincy in 1945.



and when president obama visited riyadh three weeks ago i realized that the promises and the commitment that iconic photo presents still nourishes and inspires this relationship" he said.

he said the consulate in jeddah processed 47000 visas for saudis visiting the us last year and said there are 83000 saudi students studying in the us this year.

tayeb said the relationship between the two countries is based on common values and mutual understanding and time-tested over 80 years.

he highlighted the peace initiatives of custodian of the two holy mosques king abdullah including the interfaith dialogue introduced to help people across the world resolve disputes. he said king fahd had also launched peace initiatives during his reign.

'this excellent relationship can't be built up by leaders only the people-to-people relationships are also important. saudi students are studying in 30 different countries but the largest number is in america" he said.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 12 2016 - Spain dismantles falcon trafficking ring destined for UAE racesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) (file photo / Reuters ) Madrid: Spanish police said Thursday they had dismantled an international ring that smuggled falcons to the United Arab Emirates where ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Russia raises spectre of world war if nations fail to negotiate over SyriaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Russian Prime Minister DmitryMedvedevchairs a meeting with ministers and top officials on social and economic policy in Moscow on February 10 2016. REUTERS ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Germany offers 500 mln euros in credits to IraqThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) German Chancellor AngelaMerkel(L) and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi shake hands at a joint press conference after meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on February 11 ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Russia claims US planes bombed Syria's AleppoThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Stalls are seen on a street beside damaged buildings in the rebel held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo Syria February 10 2016. REUTERS Moscow:Russia's defence ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU as NATO steps inThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Syrian people wait in front of the Oncupinar crossing gate to go back to Syria near the town of Kilis in south-central Turkey on February 11 2016. AFP Ankara:Turkish ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Qatar- LNG deal 'key to Pakistan's prosperity'The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing members of the Pakistani community at the Four Seasons hotel yesterday. Pic: Abdul Basit / The Peninsula DOHA: ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Qatar- Emir visits Al Qassar Metro Station projectThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is briefed on the project by Minister of Transport and Communications H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti. Doha: Emir H H Sheikh Tamim ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Qatar- PM opens Police Training Institute headquartersThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani interact with officers after opening the headquarters of the Police Training ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Qatar- Festival opens to promote Sidra treeThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Visitors at the ‘Rhamnus’ festival at Mazrouah Yard in Umm Salal yesterday. Pic: Baher / The Peninsula Doha: Mazrouah Yard the winter vegetable market in ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Qatar- Temporary diversion on part of Lijmiliya Road in both directions from MondayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will implement a temporary diversion on part of Lijmiliya Road running about 2km in both directions. The closure start on ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help