The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has retained public policy and communications consulting firm The Williams Group to provide strategic counsel on how to build relationships on Capitol Hill.

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WG will counsel Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. on how to best establish relationships with members of U.S. Congress and staff, according to Foreign Agents Registration Acts documents filed in February.

The contract, which began in October, runs for a year. It brings WG a fee of $30,000 per month.

WG founder Michael Williams was formerly staff director of legislative affairs during the Clinton Administration. He also served as a special assistant to the President, where he was a key member of the team responsible for developing and implementing that Admin’s agenda on financial services, tax and international trade legislation.