For Immediate Release: September 18, 2013
Contact: Mary Trupo (202) 482-3809
Obama Trade Official Highlights the Positive Impact of Expanding the U.S.-Saudi Arabia Trade Relationship
LOS ANGELES – Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez delivered remarks at the U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum where he discussed opportunities for a stronger trade and commercial relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Sánchez reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to continued engagement with Saudi officials to create more opportunities for U.S. business competition in the Saudi Arabian market, benefitting both the United States and Saudi Arabia.
“Saudi Arabia and the United States have a long history of great friendship and of being allies on many fronts, including commerce,” Sánchez said. “All the individual parts of the U.S.-Saudi relationship, business-to-business, energy, bilateral trade and investment, government to government, strategic cooperation, are collectively vitally important to both nations.”The full text of Sánchez’s remarks as prepared for delivery is available at http://trade.gov/press/speeches/2013/sanchez-091813.asp.
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