1999 News Story

Upcoming Centennial events

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz will patronize tomorrow evening a folkdance display of the Saudi ardha at the sports center in Dariyyah. Also present will be Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard. Admission to the display is open to the general public.
Also tomorrow, Crown Prince Abdullah will patronize a historical military parade to be held by the National Guard. The program will include shooting exercises. The parade will reflect the five historical phases of the National Guard's development, from being companions to King Abdul Aziz, to forming regiments, followed by the era of the leadership of Crown Prince Abdullah, that of the beginning of modernization, and now, as experts in advanced weaponry.

In Abha tomorrow, Deputy Minister of Defense and Aviation Prince Abdulrahman Bin Abdul Aziz will patronize a military show for the armed forces and security sectors in Asir Province. The show will include a display of old weapons, a horse and camel show, and a display of parachute jumping.
On Thursday, January 28, Governor of the City of Jeddah Prince Misha'al Bin Majed Bin Abdul Aziz will open the centennial celebrations at the Abraj Al-Raghama museum, which is located on the site where King Abdul Aziz used to camp when visiting Jeddah. The celebrations will include exhibits of arts and sciences presented by the Ministry of Education, and a folk festival highlighting the music of the region. The Abraj Al-Raghama Festival will be open to the general public.
From next Monday, February 1, the Riyadh branch of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, will organize a series of seminars on the life of King Abdul Aziz and his unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These will be conducted by a number of sheikhs who will give lectures on the subject in mosques throughout Riyadh Province.
In Islamabad, Pakistan, there will be inaugurated today an international conference on one hundred years of progress in Saudi Arabia, attended by Information Minister Dr. Fouad Al-Farsi. The two-day conference stems from the brotherly relations between the leaders and peoples of the two countries. A number of research papers will be presented by men of letters from Pakistan and the United States of America as well as Saudi Arabia. These will focus on such topics as the relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan, the Kingdom's contribution to the Islamic world, and Saudi Arabia's role in foreign relations.