1999 News Story

Saudi Arabia's address to the 54th UN General Assembly

Addressing the 54th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York

yesterday, Assistant Foreign Minister Dr. Nizar Obaid Madani expressed the Kingdom's view

that cooperation among all members of the world community is essential to solve current

problems with responsibility, objectivity and impartiality, saying that on this depends the

future of the UN and of the world. He reiterated Saudi Arabia's concern to adhere to the UN

Charter and to support the organization and its agencies in this era of globalization. He

went on to say that in its capacity as a founding member of the United Nations, the Kingdom

still sought to enforce the same values that were set in organizing it, including rejection

of war and violence among nations.

[full text of address]