Kingdom promotes dialogue at Non-Aligned Nations meeting

March 17, 2010

Saudi Arabia declared yesterday at the Non-Aligned Nations meeting in Manila that the world is in dire need of comprehensive and deep-rooted dialogue that contributes to the achievement of justice, equality, security and stability and works for the elimination of hate, war and extremism.

In a address to the Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting (SNAMMM) on Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace and Development, Prince Dr. Torki bin Muhammad bin Saud Alkabeer, Undersecretary of Foreign Ministry for Multilateral Relations, called on developing countries to consolidate the non-alignment movement in the post-Cold War world, as regional blocs and alliances replace the bipolar order. Dialogue and peaceful solutions must be implemented to solve the unprecedented political, economic, social and cultural crises of today’s world, he asserted. Describing the Kingdom’s extensive efforts to promote dialogue between religions, cultures and civilizations, Prince Torki recalled the successful conferences sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in Madrid, Makkah and New York.