2003 News Story

Crown Prince Abdullah visits Syria and Egypt

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz left Jeddah on Saturday for Damascus, on the first leg of a four-nation tour that will take him to Syria, Egypt, Morocco and the Russian Federation.

In Damascus, Crown Prince Abdullah was received by Syrian President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad. Their talks, which resumed yesterday morning, focused on developments in the Palestinian situation, the stalled peace process, and efforts to implement the roadmap in order to reach a just and comprehensive peace with the Palestinian people establishing their independent state with Al-Quds [East Jerusalem] as its capital. The meetings also dealt with the situation in Iraq and the need to meet the aspirations of the Iraqi people for a decent life, and for Iraq to maintain its independence, unity and sovereignty.

Later, the Crown Prince left Syria for Cairo, where he was received by Egyptian President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, with whom he held extensive talks on the same topics.