Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, reiterated the Kingdom’s keenness in achieving solidarity among the Islamic countries. In his keynote speech at the opening session of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the 39st annual session of the bank’s Board of Governors here on Tuesday evening, the crown prince said that the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve Islamic solidarity is part of its stable and fixed policy. The Kingdom has been striving to translate this policy into action in the past and at present, and creation of the IDB is the best example for this, he said.
Crown Prince Salman also noted that the Kingdom’s vision is to realize inclusiveness in carrying out the responsibility toward achieving Islamic solidarity. He lauded the efforts of IDB in confronting the economic challenges facing the Islamic countries. Crown Prince Salman decorated IDB President Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali with the King Abdulaziz Sash at the function.
*This article was initially published in Saudi Gazette on June 24, 2014.