Prince Sultan bin Salman Visits King Fahd Islamic Center in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, visited here today the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Islamic Center.During the visit, Prince Sultan toured the cent...

Buenos Aires, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, visited here today the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Islamic Center.

During the visit, Prince Sultan toured the center and was briefed on its activities.

The Islamic Center is a clear example of the constant effort to present Arab culture and Islamic civilization, building strong bridges of dialogue that promote understanding and cooperation for peace and common good.

The idea of its construction began to take shape in the late seventies, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opened its Embassy in the Argentina's capital. It was considered then very important to build a major Islamic Center in Argentina that fulfills the function of making known the Arab culture and Islamic civilization to the Argentina society and responds also to the aspirations of the Islamic Community in Argentina in this sense.

Since then, the Embassy worked with the Argentine authorities to fulfill that desire, and found, from the first time, a full backup by all government agencies, including the Argentina Presidency, to the realization of the interest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to build the center.

Finally, that desire translated into reality when the Argentine government decided to generously donate land in the Federal Capital to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to build an Islamic center for the Islamic community in Argentina, meanwhile assuming the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , full funding of its construction.

Source: Saudi Press Agency