Austria–Saudi Arabia relations

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Austria – Saudi Arabia relations
Map indicating locations of Austria and Saudi Arabia

Austria

Saudi Arabia

Austria – Saudi Arabia relations are foreign relations between Austria and Saudi Arabia. Both countries had diplomatic contact since 7 July 1880, with the opening of an Austrian consulate in Jeddah (then under Ottoman occupation). Official and direct diplomatic relations were established on 10 September 1957. Today, Austria has an embassy in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia has an embassy in Vienna.

In October 2001, the President of Austria Thomas Klestil paid a state visit to Saudi Arabia.[1][2] In April 2004, then Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia paid a state visit to Austria.[3]

In March 2006, the President of Austria Heinz Fischer paid a state visit to Saudi Arabia.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Verteidigungsminister Scheibner für Kooperation bei der Terrorbekämpfung" (in German). Austrian Armed Forces. 16 October 2001. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bartenstein begleitet Bundespräsidenten zu Staatsbesuch nach Saudi-Arabien" (in German). Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour of the Republic of Austria. 12 October 2001. Retrieved 22 November 2008. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Terrorists a Minority: Abdullah". ArabNews. 2 April 2004. Retrieved 19 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bundespräsident Heinz Fischer zu Staatsbesuch in Saudiarabien" (in German). Federal President of the Republic of Austria. Retrieved 19 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Abdullah, Fischer Discuss Mideast". ArabNews. 19 March 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 

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