Tuesday, August 02, 2005

King Fahd's Levaya

Here's the list of dignitaries who attended the ceremonies for the late King Fahd this week:

AFGHANISTAN: President Hamid Karzai.

ALGERIA: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

ARAB LEAGUE: Secretary-General Amr Moussa.

AUSTRALIA: Governor General Michael Jeffery.

AUSTRIA: Vice Chancellor Hubert Gorbach.

BAHRAIN: The king, Sheik Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

BELGIUM: Crown Prince Philippe, Agriculture Minister Sabine Laruelle.

BOSNIA: President Ivo Miro Jovic, Prime Minister Adnan Terzic.

BRITAIN: Prince Charles

BRUNEI: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

COMOROS: President Col. Othman Ghazali.

CZECH REPUBLIC: President Vaclav Klaus.

DENMARK: Deputy Prime Minister Bendt Bendtsen and Prince Joachim, Queen Margrethe's second son.

DJIBOUTI: President Ismail Umar Guelleh.

EGYPT: President Hosni Mubarak, Intelligence Chief Omar Sulieman.

FRANCE: President Jacques Chirac

GERMANY: President Horst Koehler.

IRAQ: President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

IRAN: First Vice President Mohammed Reza Aref.

ITALY: President of Italian Senate, Marcello Pera.

JAPAN: Crown Prince Naruhito and former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto.

JORDAN: King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Adnan Badran.

KUWAIT: Prime Minister, Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah.

LEBANON: President Emile Lahoud.

LIBYA: Ahmed Qathaf el Dam, cousin of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

MALI: President Amadou Toumani Toure.

MOROCCO: Crown Prince Moulay Rachid.

NIGERIA: President Olusegun Obasanjo.

NORWAY: Crown Prince Haakon, Oil Minister Thorhild Widwey.

PAKISTAN: Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

PORTUGAL: Portugal's ambassador in Riyadh, Henrique Borges.

QATAR: Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

RUSSIA: Sergei Mironov, speaker of the upper house of parliament.

SENEGAL: President Abdoulaye Wade.

SUDAN: Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, minister of foreign affairs, Mustafa Osman Ismail.

SWEDEN: King Carl XVI Gustaf, Deputy Prime Minister Bo Ringholm.

SYRIA: President Bashar Assad.

TUNISIA: President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

TURKEY: Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

UNITED STATES: Vice President Dick Cheney.

YEMEN: President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

That's quite a respectable crowd.

I guess no one should be surprised that Israel wasn't there or that the US was. I did enjoy seeing that even though he was there, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wasn't listed .

20 Comments:

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Air Time said...

Nice to see no one from canada showed up, eh.

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

What do you mean? As usual, the US represented them.

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:47 AM, Blogger orthomom said...

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At 9:43 AM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Thanks Mom. It's a sad day when your blog gets spammed. Or does that mean I've 'made it'?

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

all this whoha about the lavaya,
zul de alla pagaren

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

'pagaren'. Don't know that one.

'All this whoaoa'? What do you mean. We should be taking chizuk! He got buried in an unmarked grave. So pious.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger orthomom said...

Let's take it to mean you've made it.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

pagaren/shtorben=die

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

at least cnn didn't do a four week death watch.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

It would be funny if you actually visited the guys site, did a review and posted it to your blog.

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 2:33 PM, Blogger Eddie said...

lol

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

what the ?@#$ ?

As much as I appreciate comments, using one to advertise will not be tolerated.

 
At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 3:11 PM, Blogger Air Time said...

i just got the xbox one too. i deleted it.

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

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At 3:50 PM, Blogger orthomom said...

My website is about my stupid opinons and the narrow minded point of view I apply to all the things that occur in my local, religious, and political sphere if you would like to come and give me a review!

LOL

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

you thnk I'm funny? do i amuse you...

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger orthomom said...

UH, yeah. I'm sorry, is that a bad thing? I can pretend I find you terribly boring if it will make you feel better..

 

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