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Ambassador: Saudi students in America least troublemakers

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Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir praised Saudi students in U.S. universities, saying they are the least to break U.S. laws among all foreign students in the country.

In an interview with Al Arabiya, al-Jubeir said 99 percent of Saudi student successfully graduate in U.S. schools and return to the kingdom to contribute to its development.

Al-Jubeir praised King Abdullah Scholarship Program under which 150,000 students are studying worldwide. The program makes Saudi Arabia the third country after China and India in the number of students studying abroad, and the first in the ratio of students to the number of citizen.

The ambassador also unveiled a program to facilitate the internship of Saudi students in leading American firms and help them gain work experience in the United States before moving to the kingdom.

The ambassador told Al Arabiya that the embassy has formed a team to deal with emergencies concerning Saudi students in the United States. This team will play role in communicating with the Saudi community during emergencies. He said the embassy had dispatched the emergency team led by Saudi diplomats to Boston to meet with Saudi students following the Boston Marathon bombing.