{short description of image}  Summer 2000
Volume 17, Number 2


Riyadh: Cultural Capital of the Arab World for the Year 2000

Selected as the cultural capital of the Arab world for the year 2000, Riyadh is hosting a series of conferences, seminars, exhibits and other events throughout the year.


Ushering in a New Era of Foreign Investment

With its economy growing and diversifying rapidly, Saudi Arabia has taken a series of steps to facilitate greater foreign investment in the Kingdom to better meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.



GCC Accelerates Pace of Progress Toward Unity

Having successfully implemented programs to unify the economies of its six member states over the past 19 years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has embarked on a program to accelerate the pace of unification to create a common market in the Arabian Gulf.

KACST: Saudi Arabia’s Foremost Research Center

The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology conducts cutting-edge research on a vast array of topics for government agencies, scientific institutions and private organizations in Saudi Arabia.



Workers assemble circuit boards and telecommunications equipment at a modern factory outside Riyadh.





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