2001 News Story

Prince Salman concludes visit to Spain

Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz left Madrid today after an official visit to the Kingdom of Spain. Upon leaving, he referred to the visit as highly successful, remarking that the relations between the two countries are strong and that the Spanish leadership fully understands the Arab cause, and that of the Palestinians in particular. Spain, he said, is exerting every effort to achieve a just peace in the region.

Prior to his departure he received today Arab ambassadors accredited to Spain and members of the Saudi community. Yesterday, he toured the historic Moorish city of Tulaitila, escorted by Spain's Crown Prince Felipe de Bourbon and accompanied by a delegation that included Secretary-General of the Supreme Commission for Tourism Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. The ancient city was home to the first school of translation during the Islamic era in southwest Europe when reference books in mathematics, astronomy and medicine were being translated from Arabic into Latin and then into Spanish, thereby helping to spread Islamic culture and Arab civilization throughout Europe.