1998 News Story

Saudi Embassy in Australia ready for Centennial

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Canberra, Australia, has finalized arrangements to celebrate the upcoming centennial by preparing books and magazines for distribution to a large number of universities and cultural centers. Invitations have been sent to the distinguished personalities and academicians to attend a reception to be hosted by the embassy on the occasion of the completion of one hundred Hijrah years since the event [the taking of the Masmak Fortress in Riyadh in 1902] that led to the founding of the Modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Ambassador to Australia Mohammad Ibn Ibrahim Al-Hujeilan described these celebrations as a great event, saying they remind the nation's sons of the course of action undertaken by its leader and found, King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, who came out of exile in Kuwait, conquered Riyadh, and began to build up and unify the country.