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Prince Sultan departs from U.S. after five-day visit

Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General, left Washington DC today after a five-day visit to the United States during which he met with President Bill Clinton, Vice-President Al Gore, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Defense Secretary William Cohen, and leading members of congress. His talks with leaders of the U.S. administration emphasized the depth of the existing ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Prior to his departure, Prince Sultan met with leaders of Islamic organizations in the United States, and discussed with them ways of spreading the Islamic call on the American continent, including support for Islamic Centers so that they can perform their duties to the optimum. Prince Sultan listened to explanations of the difficulties they are experiencing, and assured them that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz would spare no effort in the service of Islam and the Muslims.