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'
|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.
|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.