Secretary of State Tillerson To Participate in U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 18, 2017

Secretary of State Tillerson will deliver remarks at the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit on Wednesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. In his remarks, Secretary Tillerson will discuss how the United States and Saudi Arabia can deepen economic partnership in a way that benefits both countries and strengthens bilateral ties.

The event, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, will bring together government officials and business leaders from both countries to discuss challenges and opportunities to expanding the U.S.-Saudi economic partnership and creating new jobs. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue and Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi will also deliver remarks.

This event is open to the press. To RSVP, please email

The Secretary’s remarks will be streamed live on and Follow @StateDept on Twitter for updates.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For further information from the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.

For further information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, please contact U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Communication Officer Lindsay Bembenek at