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  • CG Hood and Prince Mishaal bin Badr bin Saud
    National Guard Ministry's Undersecretary Receives CG Hood (3/17/2014)

    Prince Mishaal bin Badr bin Saud, Undersecretary of the National Guard Ministry for the Eastern Sector, received at his office U.S. Consul General Joey Hood and the accompanying delegation. CG Hood thanked the Prince for the good and warm reception, praising the efforts of the National Guard for the eastern sector and the development and continued progress being witnessed by the National Guard. 

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    CG Hood Colors with Jubail Industrial City Children (2/24/2014)

    U.S. Consul General in Dhahran Joey Hood participated with children in coloring pictures related to the environment during his visit to the 16th Gardens and Plants Festival in Al-Jubail. The Consul General’s participation had a deep positive impact on the children. He also visited the pavilion of the Environmental Protection and Control Department of the Royal Commission for Jubail. 

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    U.S. Consul General in Dhahran Visits Al-Madina Office (2/23/2014)

    CG Joey Hood And Public Affairs Section visited the regional office of the Al-Madina newspaper in the EP. The CG praised the strong relations between the Kingdom and the United States. He added that there is cooperation between personnel of the Saudi media and the American media. He also promised to continue an exchange of visits between the consulate and media outlets.  

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    CG Hood Attends Second Jubail International Forum for City Planning (2/12/2014)

    The U.S. Consul General Joey Hood attended the opening of the Second Jubail International Forum for City Planning which was launched Tuesday in the Jubail Industrial City. 

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    Consulate Hosts Ramadan Sahour (7/15/2013)

    The U.S. Consulate General Dhahran hosted an annual Sahour to recognize the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Guests from throughout the Eastern Province joined Consulate staff in celebrating the importance of faith, family and friends during Ramadan. In remarks to Sahour attendees, U.S. Ambassador James B. Smith highlighted noteworthy accomplishments. 

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    Former American journalist leads Eastern Province session (5/13/2013)

    Former American journalist Anne Doyle recently visited the Eastern Province. During training sessions, she gave Saudi reporters expert advice on how to improve communication skills and outlined various ways to sharpen their journalism abilities. The program was organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran in cooperation with the Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association. Consul General Joey Hood and Abdulaziz Ali Al-Turki, chairperson of the SDEA attended the event.  

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    Prince Mohammad University Welcomes CG Hood (10/13/2012)

    Key officials of the Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University hosted CG Joey Hood and other consulate staff for an in-depth briefing on PMU history and planned expansion. The PMU leadership led a campus tour, highlighting the school’s state-of-the-art facilitates and innovative instruction method.  

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