1999 News Story

Crown Prince Abdullah arrives in Morocco

Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard arrived in Morocco yesterday after his three-day state visit to Italy.  He was welcomed at the airport by Crown Prince and was later received by King Hassan, with whom he exchanged cordial talks on bilateral relations, the Middle East issue and Kosovo.

Before leaving Rome yesterday, Crown Prince Abdullah paid a visit to the Islamic Center there.  Speaking on the occasion, he underscored the significant role to be played by such centers in projecting the noble principles of Islam.  He remarked that Islam is a religion for all people irrespective of race, does not tolerate extremism and terrorism, and is a way of life, not only a creed.  For his part, Saudi Ambassador to Italy Prince Muhammad Bin Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz reiterated the Kingdom's position that the future of the Middle East peace process depends totally on the fate of Al-Qu'ds [Jerusalem], Islam's third holiest city, and remarked that Crown Prince Abdullah has been urging world leaders to support this stance, for its restoration to Arab sovereignty.