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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Offer Condolences for the Passing of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, on the passing of the Crown Prince and Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, HRH Prince Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud.

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr., Vice President of the United States, will lead the delegation on October 27, 2011.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable James B. Smith, United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Honorable John S. McCain, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

The Honorable William Cohen, Former Secretary of Defense

The Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

The Honorable David H. Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

General James N. Mattis, Commander of the United States Central Command

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