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Crown Prince Abdullah attends funeral of Syrian President

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz arrived in Damascus yesterday evening to take part in the funeral this morning of Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad, who died last Saturday.  Crown Prince Abdullah was received by Dr. Bashar Al-Assad, General Commander of the Syrian Armed Forces, to whom he conveyed condolences on his father's death from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz and the government and people of Saudi Arabia.

During his visit to Damascus, Crown Prince Abdullah met with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who was attending the funeral.