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Office of the Spokesman
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February 3, 2006
Question Taken at the February 3, 2006 Daily Press Briefing

Saudi Arabia: Ambassador's Question Regarding the State of the Union Address (Taken Question)

Question:   The Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. requested clarification about the Presidentís call for reduced U.S. dependence on foreign oil during the State of the Union Address. Has the U.S. responded to him?

Answer:   The United States and Saudi Arabia engage in bilateral relations on an ongoing basis, and discussions on energy are part of our ongoing Strategic Dialogue. We would be happy to address any questions it might raise about statements made by the Administration or the President in the course of these discussions.

As for the State of the Union Address, the Presidentís comments on U.S. energy policy and reducing our dependence on foreign oil were clear. A fact sheet on the Advanced Energy Initiative can be found on the White House web site.

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