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King's son to lay foundation stone of Argentine mosque

Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz has arrived in Argentina for Friday’s ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, which will be one of the largest in the world.   Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Dr. Al-Turki thanked Prince Abdulaziz, who is an advisor at the Royal Court, for his patronage of the event and for his concern for Islamic projects and works, saying:  “This grand Islamic cultural edifice will be a landmark for Muslims to learn about Islam and spread its high values.”

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz donated the funds for the project, and the land, an area of 33,000 square meters, was offered by Argentine President Carlos Menem following his visit to the Kingdom in 1992.   Similar Islamic Cultural Centers have been established in a number of major cities around the world, for example, London, Madrid, Rome, and Washington DC.