U.S. Consulate General Dhahran Celebrates National Day

Press Statement Dhahran, Saudi Arabia February 13, 2018   U.S. Consulate General Dhahran Celebrates National Day   U.S. Consul General Rachna Korhonen and her husband, Juha Korhonen, hosted the 2018 National Day reception at the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran on February 13, 2018.  Consul General Korhonen welcomed Suliman Al-Thunayan, Governor of Al-Khobar as the ...
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U.S. Embassy in Riyadh Celebrates National Day

Press Statement Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 12, 2018 U.S. Embassy in Riyadh Celebrates National Day On February 12, 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Henzel hosted Governor of Riyadh Region His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, distinguished Saudi officials, and a number of guests to celebrate the 242nd year of the independence ...
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Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2017 The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  The President and the King praised the resilience of the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, and King Salman offered his condolences to the families who have lost loved ones.  President Trump and King Salman also discussed the need to ...
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Foreign Service Officer Test Announcement

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer? U.S. Embassy Riyadh will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on October 2 and October 4, 2017.  Test Registration is now open and closes  September 27, 2017. Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens on the date they submit their ...
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Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s Visit in Saudi Arabia

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s visit in Saudi Arabia JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly met with Crown Prince and Minister of Interior Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation to confront emerging and persistent security threats. Secretary Kelly’s visit and ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Foreign Travel

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 4, 2017 President Trump has accepted the invitation of King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia later this month. The visit will reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy April 27, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, chaired a UN Security Council briefing this morning on the humanitarian situation in Syria. She condemned the Syrian government’s latest atrocities, including deadly sieges against their own people. Ambassador ...
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Submit Your Application to Attend the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit Today!

The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran Breaks Ground on Historic New Home

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (March 28, 2017) – U.S. Consul General Mike Hankey, joined by Eastern Province Secretary General Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed al-Battal, Eastern Province Mayor Fahad Al-Jubeir, former U.S. Consul General in Dhahran Joey Hood, and other senior Saudi officials and local community leaders, officially announced the groundbreaking of the new U.S. Consulate General ...
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Saudi Patient’s Day March 22, 2017

Press Release by the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh on U.S. – Saudi Arabia Patient’s Day The United States Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service, in collaboration with U.S. healthcare partners, organized a U.S. – Saudi Patient Day on March 22, 2017 at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel.  The event showcased the positive impacts that American medical ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Speaks at the Cultural Property and Antiquities Trafficking Program

This international cooperation is working against the illegal trade in antiquities that threatens the heritage of all of us. We have the opportunity to bring here to Saudi Arabia some of the United States government experts who do this very important work on behalf of our government from agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ...
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Notice of Fraudulent and Inaccurate Information Regarding Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017

As the Department and its interagency partners set priorities and advance planning initiatives for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India, it has come to our attention that fraudulent information has been shared on Facebook.  The State Department has become aware of a site falsely advertising the Summit as held in February 2017 in ...
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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will ...
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Here’s newly sworn-in President Trump’s full speech

President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of ...
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Remarks by DCM Christopher Henzel for Election Night Event at U.S. Embassy Riyadh

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the American Embassy.  I’m glad that you could join us this evening to watch events taking place today, Election Day, in the United States. سيداتي وسادتي –  مرحباً بكم في السفارة الأمريكية.  أنا سعيد جداً لحضوركم معنا هذا المساء لمتابعة مجريات الانتخابات الرئاسية الأمريكية  بعد اذنكم سوف أتابع كلمتي باللغة ...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Ambassador Westphal Meet with King Salman in Riyadh

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 27, 2016 CONTACT:  Whitney Smith, Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 REMARKS BY TREASURY SECRETARY JACOB J. LEW AT THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL FINANCE MINISTERIAL RIYADH – I would like to thank my colleagues from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries for inviting me to join ...
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Veto Message from the President

Veto Message from the President — S.2040 TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: I am returning herewith without my approval S. 2040, the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA), which would, among other things, remove sovereign immunity in U.S. courts from foreign governments that are not designated state sponsors of terrorism. I have ...
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U.S. Embassy Riyadh to Offer Foreign Service Officer Test October 2016

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO)?   U.S. Embassy Riyadh will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Test Registration opens August 24, 2016 and closes September 28, 2016.   Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens ...
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U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia launches its Snapchat account

The United States mission in Saudi Arabia has created its Snapchat account as part of its social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, , Youtube, and Instagram).  Like U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia’s other communication channels, the account will enhance the communication with Saudi audiences. It will also provide an extra platform to educate, guide and inform the ...
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US holds ‘Telepathy’ to showcase cultural ties with Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Quincy House, the official residence of the US envoy in the Diplomatic Quarters here, organized “Telepathy,” its fifth art exhibition to explore the fine arts created by the shared experiences of Saudi and American artists with the ability to build bridges for people from the two countries and help promote cultural ties. Speaking at ...
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