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Prince Sultan reiterates Kingdom's stance on Arab Summit

Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Aviation and Inspector General, today emphasized that the Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia supports the Arab consensus and the basic Arab issue, namely the Palestine issue and  Al-Quds (Jerusalem) issue.  In  a statement following his visit to the command of the  Western fleet, Prince Sultan said, “It is not important to just convene an Arab Summit, but it is important to organize matters and make an agenda and arrangements so that the summit would be of effect.”   He added that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would never stay behind if an Arab Summit was called for by the Arab League. Speaking about armament of the Saudi armed forces, Prince Sultan said there was no barrier that would preclude current military agreements with super or any other powers or countries in terms of procurement, training and building military constructions. However, he called for being prudent in these matters for the sake of the nation and the people.