Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
P.O. Box 25537, Washington D.C. 20007
The following is a brief review of the activities of Abdul Aziz A. Al-Obaid in and out of the US in the years 1989 to 1993.
...He devised a plan for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's participation
in the Deaf Way in 1989 at Gallaudet University, in cooperation
with Dr. Hamad Al-Salloom, Dr. Fawaz Al-Dakheel, the late Mr.
Eli Savanick, and Mr. Bader Baksh. This led to a visit by H.R.H.
Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Ambassador,
to Gallaudet University, where he delivered a speech in the festival.
...He also represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the International Conference on Bilingualism in Deaf Education, Stockholm, Sweden, August 16-20, 1993.
...Furthermore, he represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the International Student Fair held at Gallaudet University and attended by Dr. Hamad I. Al-Salloom, Dr. Fawaz Al Dakheel, and Mr. Hisham I. Al-Ammar. The Kingdom's show was awarded 1st place in the exhibition.
He participated in the "Saudi Arabia: Yesterday and Today" cultural exhibition that was held in Washington D.C., Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The exhibition was visited by more than 300 deaf persons, including Dr. King Jordan, the President of Gallaudet University, and Mrs. Jordan, Dr. Yerker Anderson, President of the World Federation of the Deaf, the Hlibok Family, and many of the professors, employees and students of Gallaudet University. Abdul Aziz served as a special guide to the exhibit for the deaf visitors, showing them around and explaining the different aspects of Saudi culture.
Abdul Aziz A. Al-Obaid has been awarded certificates of appreciation from H.R.H. Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, and from Dr. Hamad I. Al-Salloom, the Saudi Cultural Attache to the United States, in recognition of his distinguished service in representing his native land in the international forums.
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