Russia and Saudi Arabia: Common goal of peace and prosperity

Sadaka Fadil, Head, Foreign Affairs Committee, Majlis Ash-Shura, Saudi Arabia

1952 - Born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
1975 - Graduates in Economics and Political Science, King Saud University
1980 - Receives masters in political science, Clermont Graduate University
1983 - Receives PhD in political science, Claremont Graduate University
1983 - Associate Professor, King Abdul-Aziz University
1991 - Chairman, Political Science Department, King Abdul-Aziz University
1991 - Advisor, National Security Council
1995 - Professor, King Abdul-Aziz University
1998 - Attache, Saudi Arabia cultural mission to the U.S.
2005 - Member, Majlis Ash-Shura, Saudi Arabia

The Soviet Union broke diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia in the 1930s and restored them in the 1990s. In 2007 Vladimir Putin became the first Russian leader to visit Riyadh. How will the bilateral relations develop under President Medvedev and what is the current position of this major Islamic state on large international issues? The guest to answer these questions is the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Majlis Ash-Shura, Sadaka Fadil.