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Congressman Keith Ellison in Jeddah

US Congressman Keith Ellison and Minnesota Trade Delegation in Jeddah

U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison headed a 22-member business development trade delegation from Minnesota during their recent visit Jeddah.  The purpose of the visit was to build and strengthen bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Minnesota. While in Jeddah, the delegation met with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Jeddah Municipality and key members in the business community. 

Keith Ellison has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives since taking office on January 4, 2007. The Fifth Congressional District is the most vibrant and ethnically diverse district in Minnesota with a rich history and traditions. The Fifth District includes the City of Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs.

Ellison made history as the first African American from Minnesota to serve in the U.S. Congress. He also made history by becoming the first person of the Muslim faith in America to serve in Congress.