Keith Ellison tweets from Saudi Arabia
Live from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Twitter, it's congressman Keith Ellison. The Minneapolis Democrat is accompanying a trade delegation representing 16 U.S. businesses, helping to open doors for bilateral commerce and diplomatic ties, according to an official in Ellison's office.
The congressman's precise itinerary is being kept under wraps for security reasons. But two of his most important stops are the capital, Riyadh, and Dammam, in the center of the country's oil producing region.
He made a similar trip last year, and has also visited the kingdom while taking part the Hajj pilgrimage for muslims.