Historical milestones highlighted in the Saudi-American relations

Historical milestones highlighted in the Saudi-American relations
Historical milestones highlighted in the Saudi-American relations

The Saudi-American relations have passed through many historical milestones. The first of those stages in the relationship of the two countries was the recognition by the US of the Kingdom of Najd and Hejaz.

Oil represents an important dimension in the "Saudi-American" relations; In 1933, the Kingdom granted the right to explore for oil to the American company "Oil California". In 1951, an agreement was signed between the Kingdom and the United States of America, which included the establishment of a military training spot in the Kingdom, according to a report by the "Huna Riyadh" program broadcast on Al-Ikhbariya.

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The year 1970 witnessed a noticeable increase in military deals between the Kingdom and the United States of America. The value of the military agreements between Riyadh and Washington in 1975 amounted to $2 billion, which included the delivery of 60 combat aircraft to the Kingdom.

In 1990, Saudi-American cooperation resulted in the establishment of an international coalition that ended Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. In 2015, the United States of America provided its intelligence and logistical support to Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen.

Also, former US President Donald Trump arrived in the Kingdom in 2017, when it was his first foreign stop. The visit of the current US President Joe Biden to the Kingdom comes to start a new era in Saudi-US relations.

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