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Saudi Arabia

Name Locale Remarks Date
John Foster Dulles Riyadh, Dhahran Met with King Ibn Saud and senior Saudi officials. May 18–19, 1953
William Pierce Rogers Riyadh Met with King Faisal and Foreign Minister Saqqaf. May 1–2, 1971
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Met with King Faisal and senior Saudi officials. November 8–9, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Met with King Faisal to discuss the Middle East peace process. December 14, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Briefed King Faisal on the Syrian-Israeli peace process. March 2, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Briefed King Faisal and Foreign Minister Saqqaf on the Israeli-Syrian negotiations. May 9, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Jidda Accompanied President Nixon. June 14–15, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Reviewed the Middle East peace process with King Faisal and Foreign Minister Saqqaf. October 13, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Discussed the Middle East peace process with King Faisal and Foreign Minister Saqqaf. November 6, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Briefed King Faisal on the Middle East peace process. February 15, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Riyadh Met with King Faisal to review the Middle East peace process and bilateral relations. March 19, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Taif Briefed King Khalid on the Middle East peace process. September 2, 1975
Cyrus Roberts Vance Riyadh Met with Crown Prince Fahd and Foreign Minister Prince Saud; reviewed the Middle East peace process. February 19–20, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Taif Reviewed the Middle East peace process with King Khalid and senior Saudi officials. August 7–9, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Riyadh Reviewed the Middle East peace process. December 14–15, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Riyadh Accompanied President Carter. January 3–4, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Riyadh Reviewed the Camp David Accords with King Khalid and Crown Prince Fahd. September 21–24, 1978
Alexander Meigs Haig Riyadh Discussed the Middle East peace process and AWACS sales with King Fahd and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. April 7–8, 1981
George Pratt Shultz Jidda Discussed the proposed Israeli-Lebanon agreement with Foreign Minister Prince Saud. May 8, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Jidda Discussed means of withdrawing foreign forces from Lebanon. July 4–5, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Jeddah Met with King Fahd. October 17, 1987
George Pratt Shultz Qasim Met with King Fahd. April 7, 1988
James Addison Baker Jeddah, Taif Met with King Fahd and with Emir al-Sabah of Kuwait; discussed financing of U.S. military presence. Visited U.S. military personnel. September 6–7, 1990
James Addison Baker Jeddah, Taif Met with King Fahd, Foreign Minister Prince Saud, and the Emir of Kuwait. Addressed U.S. military personnel. November 4–6, 1990
James Addison Baker Jeddah Accompanied President Bush to meetings with King Fahd and the Amir of Kuwait. November 21–22, 1990
James Addison Baker Riyadh Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with King Fahd and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. January 10–11, 1991
James Addison Baker Taif Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with the Amir of Kuwait. Addressed U.S. military personnel in eastern Saudi Arabia. January 11, 1991
James Addison Baker Taif, Riyadh Met with the Amir of Kuwait and with the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Syria, and the Gulf Cooperation Council. March 8–10, 1991
James Addison Baker Jeddah Discussed the Middle East peace process with King Fahd and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. April 21–22, 1991
James Addison Baker Jeddah Discussed a Middle East peace conference with King Fahd. July 20–21, 1991
James Addison Baker Jeddah Discussed the Middle East peace process and the Iraq crisis with King Fahd and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. July 23–24, 1992
Warren Minor Christopher Riyadh Discussed the Middle East peace process with King Fahd. February 21–22, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Riyadh Met with the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council. April 27, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher King Khalid Military City, Riyadh Accompanied President Clinton to a meeting with King Fahd. October 28–29, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Jeddah Met with the Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers and discussed the situation in Iraq with King Fahd. March 12, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Dhahran Met with Foreign Minister Prince Saud and with U.S. and Saudi military personnel. June 26, 1996
Madeleine Korbel Albright Jeddah, Abha, Prince Sultan Air Base Met with King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah, with Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers, and visited U.S. military personnel. September 13–14, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Riyadh Discussed the Iraq crisis with senior Saudi officials. November 16–17, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Riyadh Discussed the Iraq crisis with Crown Prince Abdullah. February 1–2, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Riyadh, Prince Sultan Air Base Discussed the Iraq crisis with King Fahd and senior Saudi officials and addressed U.S. military personnel. January 27–28, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Riyadh Met with King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah. December 6–7, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Riyadh Discussed the Middle East peace process with King Fahd and senior officials; also met with Syrian President Bashar Assad. October 17–18, 2000
Colin Luther Powell Riyadh Met with senior Saudi officials. February 26, 2001
Colin Luther Powell Riyadh Met with Crown Prince Abdullah and visited the Vinnell Compound after a terrorist attack. May 13, 2003
Colin Luther Powell Riyadh Met with Crown Prince Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. March 19, 2004
Colin Luther Powell Jeddah Met with Crown Prince Abdullah, Foreign Minister Prince Saud, and Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi. July 28–29, 2004
Condoleezza Rice Riyadh Met with Crown Prince Abdullah and senior Saudi officials. June 20–21, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Jeddah Attended a Strategic Dialogue meeting and met with Foreign Minister Prince Saud. November 12–13, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Riyadh Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. February 22–23, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Jeddah Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. October 2–3, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Riyadh Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. January 15–16, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Jeddah Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Saud. August 1, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Riyadh Accompanied President Bush.  Met with Foreign Minister Prince Saud. January 14–15, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Riyadh Accompanied President Bush. May 16–17, 2008
Hillary Rodham Clinton Riyadh, Jeddah Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. Visited the Organization of the Islamic Conference headquarters and made a speech at the Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah on February 16. February 15–16, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton Riyadh Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. Attended the First Ministerial Meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. Strategic Cooperation Forum. March 30–31, 2012
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with the Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers and with Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. March 3–4, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Jeddah Met with Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. June 25–26, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. November 3–4, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Said. January 5–6, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Accompanied President Obama. March 28–29, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Jeddah Met with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad Jarba. June 27, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Jeddah Met with King Abdullah, attended a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Regional Partners, and met with representatives of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. September 11–12, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Accompanied President Obama to offer condolences to King Salman bin Abd al Aziz bin Saud after the passing of King Abdullah. January 27, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with King Salman and Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and attended a meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers. March 4–6, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. May 6–7, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with King Salman, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. October 24, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, members of the Syrian Opposition’s High Negotiations Committee, and with the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council states. January 23–25, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Hafr al-Batin Met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud, and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. March 11–12, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Attended a Gulf Cooperation Council Summit Meeting with President Obama. April 21, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Jeddah, Al Wajh Met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud. May 15, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Jeddah Met with the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council and of the United Kingdom, and the UN Special Envoy for Yemen. August 24–25, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Riyadh Met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and with the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia and Oman. December 17–19, 2016