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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 1, 2005

President Congratulates King Abdallah bin Abd on Assuming the Saudi Throne

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate my friend, King Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, on assuming the Saudi throne and the position of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. We wish Saudi Arabia peace and prosperity under his leadership. I have spoken today to the new King, and the United States looks forward to continuing the close partnership between our two countries.

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