2001 Public Statement

Kingdom welcomes U.S. President's statement on Palestine
Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, on behalf of the leadership, government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, issued a statement today welcoming the remark made by U.S. President George W. Bush concerning his government's support for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

 "This step by the United States has positive implications for security and stability in the Middle East region. We in the Kingdom appreciate this move by the President and the U.S. government, which seeks to establish a comprehensive, lasting peace. We will exert all efforts to support the peace process to serve security, stability in the region and in the whole world."