Winter 2002
Volume 18, Number 4 


King Fahd: His First 20 Years:

An Era of Prosperity and Stability
The first 20 years of the rule of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz have brought security and stability, as well as tremendous development in all social and economic fields.

Expansion of the Two Holy Mosques:

Ensuring a Safe and Comfortable Pilgrimage to Islam’s Holiest Sites
Expansion projects launched by King Fahd have transformed the Holy Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the two holiest sites to the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims.

Economy: Diversification and Expansion 
The Saudi Arabian economy has expanded steadily over the past    20 years while diversifying in new  directions.

Education: Preparing Young Saudis for the Challenges of the 21st Century
About one out of every four residents of the Kingdom is enrolled in the nation’s 26,000 schools, eight universities, and hundreds of colleges and vocational training institutes.

Infrastructure:  The Backbone of Socioeconomic Development
The modern infrastructure Saudi Arabia has  put in place over the past 20 years has made possible dramatic social and economic advances.

Cover: King Fahd with one of his sons, Prince Abdulaziz.