Ambassador Westphal’s Remarks at ABGR General Membership Breakfast

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I want to thank ABGR, its Chairman Dan Cagle and the ABGR Board for your leadership in building stronger, deeper, and more prosperous business relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ABGR has been a champion of U.S. business interests in Saudi Arabia for many years, giving a vital voice …

ABGR Vice Chair Addresses U.S. Town Hall Meeting

To borrow a phrase, these are the times that try men’s souls, with terrorism, Brexit, the U.S. election, all inviting literary and historical comparisons; a recent Wall Street Journal article was entitled “the Year of Yeats,” whose Second Coming appeared in the wake of the Russian Revolution and Irish Uprising, featuring the following unsettling reflections: A professor is quoted as …

Economic Reform in Saudi Arabia: Opportunities for the Kingdom & America

The economic trials currently facing Saudi Arabia – a fall in oil prices resulting in budget deficits, wars in Syria and Yemen, and social stresses stemming from increases in gas and other utility prices – in reality present opportunities as much as challenges. This is particularly the case because the government led by King Salman and his son, Deputy Crown …

Saudi Arabia Vision 2030

The much anticipated 2030 Vision for Saudi Arabia prepared by the Council of Economic and Development Affairs has received the endorsement of the Council of Ministers on Monday 25 April 2016. The 2030 Vision sets forth a comprehensive programme for the socio-economic progress of the Kingdom based on certain key pillars such as the Kingdom’s status in the Islamic world, its determination to become a global …