2003 News Story

Crown Prince opens Riyadh seminar on dialogue

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz inaugurated today the four-day seminar of the National Gathering for Intellectual Dialogue. The seminar, he said, will cover Islamic debates, both domestic and international. The goal of its discussion is to strengthen the Kingdom's adherence to Islam, its relations with the Islamic world, and its national unity; this should be achieved, he declared, in a framework of moderation, shunning extremism and establishing firm principles for dialogue and tolerance among individuals.