Initiative for Interfaith Dialogue
|Political, Economic and Development Initiatives
During the last 50 years, Saudi Arabia has experienced rapid economic development and
corresponding societal and political change. To balance this with the nation’s rich cultural
and religious heritage and facilitate continued progress, the Saudi government has
undertaken a number of political and economic initiatives to educate and encourage political
participation, promote economic growth, increase foreign investment and expand
educational and employment opportunities for its citizens.
|Public Statements Condemning Extremism and Promoting Moderation
As home of the Two Holy Mosques of Islam, in Makkah and Madinah, the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia stands as a target of extremists and terrorists who aim to subvert the country’s
faith. To combat this threat, Saudi government officials and religious scholars have long
been vocal in condemning the mindset that supports terrorism, and have promoted
moderation and tolerance among Saudis and Muslims worldwide.
|Initiatives and Actions to Combat Terrorism
International terrorism threatens the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its allies and the global
community. Defeating the terrorist enemy requires sound policies, concerted government
efforts and international cooperation. The primary mission of the Saudi government is to
forge partnerships with multilateral organizations and foreign governments to advance
counterterrorism objectives and protect the national security of the Kingdom. Working with
international partners, Saudi Arabia has taken a leading role in developing coordinated
strategies to defeat terrorists at home and abroad, to thwart extremist advancements and to
rehabilitate at-risk populations.
|Joint Statement by Crown Prince Abdullah and President Bush
Sixty years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's founder King Abdulaziz Al-Saud held a historic meeting upon a sturdy ship at the Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal. In six hours President Bush’s predecessor and the Crown Prince’s father established a strong personal bond that set the tone for decades of close relations between our two nations.
|Press Conference on National Campaign Against Extremism
March 7, 2005
Held at the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC by Crown Prince Abdullah's Foreign Affairs Advisor Adel Al-Jubeir.
|Overview of Counter-Terrorism International Conference
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
February 5-8, 2005
Crown Prince Abdullah's opening address, excerpts from other speeches including that of the U.S. delegate, and text of the 'Riyadh Declaration'
|Address on Reform and Stability
Minister of Foreign Affairs HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal to the Forum of the Future
December 11, 2004
“There is no argument between us either regarding the universality of the values of liberty, equality, and fraternity, or the Jeffersonian democratic ideals or Wilsonian principle of self-determination …this unity of vision is quite extraordinary.”...
|Saudi Arabia and the United States Take Joint Action Against Terror Financing
Saudi Arabia to fold Al-Haramain and other charities into National Commission; and with the United States, jointly makes five designations to the United Nations under UNSCR 1267 of 1999.
|The United States and Saudi Arabia: A Relationship Threatened by Misconceptions
Minister of Foreign Affairs HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal to the Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY
April 27, 2004
"...Saudi Arabia and the United States have enjoyed a well known
'special relationship' which, over a period of 70 years had
developed and blossomed into a strategic alliance that benefited
|Saudi-European Relations: Towards a Reliable Partnership
Minister of Foreign Affairs HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal to the European Policy Centre
February 19, 2004
"...History, geography and basic common sense provide ample rationale for
recognizing the value and practicality of building a strong and viable
partnership between us."
|Joint Press Conference Newsletter
On January 22, 2004, in a joint press conference, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow and Adel Al-Jubeir, Foreign Affairs Advisor to Crown Prince Abdullah, called upon the United Nations Sanctions Committee to designate four branch offices of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation as financial supporters of terrorism.
|Initiatives & Actions Taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the War on Terrorism
This report is a compilation of reports, statements and press releases issues by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since September 11, 2001.
(Go to the index of the report)
|The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Information on Current Issues
This booklet provides an overview of progress made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a partner in the war on terrorism and includes new economic, religious and legislative actions and initiatives enacted since September 11. While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a traditional Islamic nation, it is committed to moving ahead to adjust to international and domestic challenges.