Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saudi-American friendship: it is really touching. You may get goose bumps


"RIYADH: Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, received at his office in Riyadh on Sunday visiting US Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, and his accompanying delegation.  Crown Prince Salman decorated Greenert with the King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Grade "in recognition of his distinguished efforts in strengthening the ties of friendship and mutual cooperation between the two friendly countries," the SPA reported.  During the meeting, they also discussed matters of mutual interest between the two countries.   Also in attendance were Prince Mohammed bin Salman, special adviser and supervisor of the Office and Special Affairs of the Crown Prince; Gen. Hussein Bin Abdullah Al-Qabil, chief of general staff; Lt. Gen. Dakhilullah bin Ahmed Al-Waqdani, commander of naval forces ; Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, director general of the Office of Minister Defense ; and US Ambassador James B. Smith.   Greenert and his delegation also met with Prince Khalid bin Sultan, deputy minister of defense, on Sunday." (thanks Aaron)