Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to US, emphasized the strength of the historical relations between the Kingdom and the United States, stressing that the relations “are much deeper than one Saudi leader or one US president.”
Princess Rima said, in a speech at the National Council for American-Arab Relations, that the Kingdom is witnessing a “tremendous and unprecedented change” and its leadership is making efforts “to bring about this change, not only at the domestic level but also through our foreign policy,” adding that it is “an agenda designed to Achieve lasting peace, security, and prosperity for the region and the world. “
In her speech, Princess Rima touched on “the Kingdom’s vision 2030” and the reforms that Saudi Arabia is witnessing in various fields. She also spoke about the importance of confronting Iran’s behavior in the region, confronting the Houthis in Yemen, combating extremism and terrorism, and the importance of solving the Palestinian issue.
On the relations between Saudi Arabia and US, Princess Rima affirmed that they are strong and historical relations that span over 8 decades and that not only bring together the leadership of the two countries, but also their peoples. “Our partnership is a cross-party between the two parties,” she said. “It is a relationship that is capable of democratic and republican administrations alike, and our relationship is much deeper than one Saudi leader or one American president.”
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She added, “With the Kingdom’s growing global role, especially as its presidency of the G20, its responsibility in the region, the Middle East and the Gulf is constantly increasing, and this will be important to our partnership with the United States.”
She continued by saying, “The stronger our economic, social and cultural reforms in the Kingdom, the better position we will be in qualifying us to be the largest reliable partner in the region to the United States. We will be able to assume a greater leadership role in the region and bear a greater part of the responsibility, and we will do so without.” Neglecting a focus on peace, stability, and prosperity.