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Crown Prince Abdullah leaves Doha after Islamic Summit

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz left Qatar today after heading the Kingdom's delegation to the two-day Ninth Islamic Summit in Doha. At the end of their deliberations, the Summit issued the Doha Declaration and a Joint Communiqué , and it was announced that the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, would be the venue for the next Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, in 2003.


During his stay, Crown Prince Abdullah met with a great number of those representing the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, including the host, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Others he received include King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Prince Rasheed bin Hassan of Morocco, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Iranian President Muhammad Khatami, Chief Executive-General of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, President of Benin Mathieu Kerekou, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Salih, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Indonesia Abdulrahman Wahed, President of the Republic of Niger Mamadou Tandja, President of the Republic of Guinea Lansana Conte, President of the Republic of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of the Gambia Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh, Sudanese President Omer Hassan Al-Basheer, Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina, former Sudanese President General Abdulrahman Siwar Al-Dhahab, Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Atif Obeid, Bahraini Minister of Justice Abdullah bin Khalid Al-Khalifa, Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister Sabah Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the Republic of Chad Nagdum Yamassoum, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Qalayat Qoloyev, and Governor of Fujairah Sheikh Hamad Al-Sharqi, who is representing the United Arab Emirates.