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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Offer Condolences for the Passing of King Abdullah

President Barack Obama will lead a delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, on the passing of the King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz.

The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, will lead the delegation on January 27, 2015.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Joseph W. Westphal, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America

The Honorable John McCain, United States Senator from the State of Arizona

The Honorable Mark Warner, United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Representative from the State of California

The Honorable Eliot Engel, Representative from the State of New York

The Honorable Ami Bera, M.D., Representative from the State of California

The Honorable Joseph Crowley, Representative from the State of New York

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

The Honorable Susan Rice, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor

The Honorable John Podesta, Counselor to the President

The Honorable Anita Breckenridge, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

The Honorable Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady

The Honorable Jennifer Palmieri, Assistant to the President and Director of Communications

The Honorable Benjamin Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

The Honorable Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

The Honorable Josh Earnest, Assistant to the President and Press Secretary

The Honorable Chase Cushman, Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling and Advance

The Honorable Peter A. Selfridge, United States Chief of Protocol

The Honorable John Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

The Honorable Melissa Winter, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the First Lady

General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander of U.S. Central Command

The Honorable James Baker, Former Secretary of State of the United States of America

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State of the United States of America

The Honorable Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget

The Honorable Brent Scowcroft, Former National Security Advisor of the United States of America

The Honorable Sandy Berger, Former National Security Advisor of the United States of America

The Honorable Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Advisor of the United States of America

The Honorable Frances Fragos Townsend, Former Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security