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Statement by the Press Secretary: Presidential Delegation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

August 02, 2005

President George W. Bush today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to express condolences on the passing of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the accession of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on assuming the Saudi throne and the position of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The Honorable Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation are:

The Honorable George H.W. Bush, Former President of the United States

The Honorable James C. Oberwetter, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

The Honorable Colin L. Powell, Former Secretary of State

General Peter Pace, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

George W. Bush, Statement by the Press Secretary: Presidential Delegation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/282990

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