U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Praises Kingdom’s Generosity and Hospitality during 2019 Hajj

John Abizaid
US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid praised the Kingdom’s hospitality during this year’s Hajj season, saying the nation’s generosity was “truly on display for the world to see.”

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