2007 News Story

Saudi Arabia to attend Annapolis peace conference

Saudi Arabia has decided to attend the Middle East peace conference in Annapolis next week, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal said today.

Prince Saud made the remarks in a press conference after an Arab League ministerial committee meeting tasked with following up on the Arab Peace Initiative.

Saudi Arabia had not planned to attend the conference until today, Prince Saud said. The Kingdom decided to attend when it became apparent that there was Arab consensus on the issue, unprecedented public opinion and a genuine determination on the part of Israel, the US and the European Union to end the Palestinian-Israeli crisis.