Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud and Foreign Relations

In the course of his long reign, King Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud) devoted much time and energy to the development of international relations.

In 1945, on board the U.S.S.Quincy, the Saudi King met the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (It was at this famous meeting that the American President gave his undertaking to the Saudi King that Arab interests in Palestine would not be sacrificed to Jewish aspirations for nationhood.)

In the same year, King Abdul Aziz met the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.

The economic and technical co-operation which exploitation of the Kingdom's oil demanded, combined with a community of interest in many areas, ensured that the friendship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, initiated by King Abdul Aziz, was to grow in succeeding decades.

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