Riyadh, SPA :
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud patronized last evening the International conference, organized by King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, to remember and honor late Prince Saud Al-Faisal.
The event was held at King Abdulaziz International Center for Conferences in Riyadh.
Accompanied by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage, and a number of princes, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was received upon arrival at the venue by Prince Mohammed Al Faisal; Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region; Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies; Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, and a number of princes.
Then, the royal anthem was played.
After the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques had a seat at the main platform, the ceremony was commenced by verses from the Holy Quran.
Addressing the gathering, Prince Mohammed Al-Faisal thanked King Salman for coming to honor a man who spent all his life in the service of the nation, citing his service as foreign minister and contemporaneous with five kings.
He also paid tribute to the rest of attendees, including King Juan Carlos of Spain.
Then the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques viewed a video on the service of late Prince Saud Al-Faisal for Islam and five kings of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
After that, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region. delivered a speech.
He welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the elite audience.
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal paid tribute to late Prince Saud Al-Faisal, citing his good deeds, history and achievements.
He gave an account on the intimate relation between him and his late brother.
Then the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques watched a documentary film on the life of late Prince Saud Al-Faisal.
Following that, he received a gift from the sons and daughters of late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz.
Then the royal anthem was played to announce the departure of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who was bidden farewell, as warm as his welcome.
The ceremony was attended by former Spanish King Juan Carlos, former Lebanese president Amin Aljmayel and other dignitaries.
The event was also attended by a number of princes, senior officials, politicians and intellectuals.
Last Modified Date: 25/04/2016 - 7:05 AM Saudi Arabia Time