The Emblem of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The emblem of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consists of a date-palm under which lie two intersecting scimitars. The date-palm was selected because the Kingdom is rich in these trees of which there are several million different varieties. The palm-tree plays a vital role in the life of the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula. The palm-tree in the middle of the two intersecting swords symbolizes that prosperity comes only through justice.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a sovereign, independent, Arab, Islamic State. It is a founding member of the United Nations, the League of Arab Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Conferences and the Non-Aligned Group of Nations. The foreign policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the following established objectives from which it does not deviate:
|1.||Protection of the country from any foreign aggres sion and defence of its|
|2.||Preservation and protection of Islamic rituals.|
|3.||Co-operation with Muslim and Arab countries for the welfare of|
|Muslims and Arab people.|
|4.||Abiding by the charter of the League of Arab Nations and consolidation|
|of the Islamic unity.|
|5.||Abiding by the charter of the United Nations, and working with the|
|international community to wards the achievement of peace, stability|
|and the welfare of humanity.|
|6.||Disapproval of intervention in the internal affairs of other nations and|
|condemnation of foreign invasion and aggression on other countries.|
The Kingdom pursues a moderate policy away from extremism in the field of petroleum and it is actively concerned with the stability of the world economy and maintenance of a good standard of life for the world population. It donates a high percentage of its national budget to assist poor and underdeveloped countries. It established a special fund to grant loam and developmental aid to the countries of the Third World. It increased its contributions in the International Monetary Fund and other international monetary agencies to enable those funds to meet the loans requested by developing countries.