2001 News Story

Prince Nayef addresses students in Boston

Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz in Boston today addressed a group of Saudi students who are studying in U.S. universities, and urged them to be good representatives of their country. He said information about the Kingdom is available in order to counter any criticism, and encouraged the students to speak out on human rights, especially those of women, and to explain Islam's respect for them. Answering a question on Saudization, he said this can and should be achieved, stressing that the policy is based on a citizen's right to find work, but that an employee must be capable, skilled and punctual, and should respect work and the contract between him and his employer. There are companies, he said, whose workers are all Saudis, and their productivity is excellent.