History of US-Saudi Relations

History | King Saud’s 1957 Visit to USA (Video)
07/19/2013

History | King Saud’s 1957 Visit to USA (Video)

Today we present for your consideration a video documentary of a key event in the history of Saudi-US relations when King Saud traveled to the United States in 1957 to visit the United Nations and meet President Eisenhower and American officials.

President Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz Meeting – Bronson
02/23/2010

President Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz Meeting – Bronson

Editor’s Note: Yesterday SUSRIS began a week-long observance of the 65th anniversary of the historic meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz on February 14, 1945.  It launched the official relationship between Washington and Riyadh that has been one of America’s longest-standing strategic partnerships and set the building blocks in place for the cooperation that […]

65th Anniversary of Key Saudi-US Meeting
02/22/2010

65th Anniversary of Key Saudi-US Meeting

Editor’s Note: This month marks the 65th anniversary of a landmark meeting between King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt onboard the U.S. Navy cruiser Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake segment of the Suez Canal. The February 14, 1945 meeting was the first face-to-face contact between top American and Saudi […]

Sailor was the piper of history – FDR/Abdulaziz Meeting
02/13/2005

Sailor was the piper of history – FDR/Abdulaziz Meeting

60th Anniversary of Historic Meeting between King Abdulaziz and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Editor’s Note: The meeting between President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz in 1945 was made possible by the use of two US Navy warships. FDR traveled to the Yalta conference and then to the Great Bitter Lake aboard the cruiser USS […]

59th Anniversary of Historic Meeting between Ibn Saud and FDR
02/14/2004

59th Anniversary of Historic Meeting between Ibn Saud and FDR

The Saudi-U.S. Relations Information Service would like to take this opportunity to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the historic meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. The two leaders met aboard the USS Quincy in Egypt’s Great Bitter Lake on February 14, 1945. This meeting was the official beginning of U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.