1996 News Story

Prince Abdullah at Jenadriyah Festival

Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard, tonight attended a concert and rhetorical debate held within the framework of the functions of the 11th Janadriyah Culture and Heritage Festival.   Welcoming the Crown Prince, Assistant Deputy Commander of the National Guard Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Tewaijri drew attention to the title of one of the symposia scheduled to take place as part of the Festival: “Islam and the West”, saying that this symposium will certainly help to remove a number of misunderstandings concerning Islam and will explain how it is dealing with contemporary issues.

In his address at the afternoon inauguration of the Festival, Prince Badr Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Commander of the National Guard and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for the National Festival for Heritage and Culture, also referred to the symposium as one of the most important events of the coming days.   It will be attended by many Arab, Muslim and western scholars, from Turkey, Pakistan, India, Iran, Senegal, USA, UK, France, Germany and Italy.   Prince Badr noted that the Kingdom has always taken a pioneering role in holding high the banner of Islam and shouldering wisely and reasonably the responsibility of Islamic Call.

The Festival was inaugurated by Crown Prince Abdullah on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz.  Following the inauguration, Prince Abdullah attended the annual camel race, and awarded prizes to the owners of the winning animals.