2002 News Story

Prince Khalid comments on new Arab think tank

At a press conference in Cairo today, Governor of Asir Province Prince Khalid Al-Faisal commented on the Al-Fikr Al-Arabi ['Arab Thought'] Foundation, the recently-formed private organization of which he is Chairman, explaining that the think tank plans to honor a number of inventors and gifted individuals.

It is time, he said, for the Arab world to unite to face today's challenges, particularly the ongoing foreign media campaign against Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The Foundation, which will have offices in Europe and the United States, will be a platform for dialogue, to show that there is no such thing as a conflict between civilizations. Prince Khalid pointed out that the so-called 'western' civilization is based on the 'eastern' civilizations that preceded it.