Establishing relations between Poland and Saudi Arabia: count Raczyński’s visit to King Abdulaziz in 1930 and Prince Faisal's visit to Warsaw in 1932
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Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM
Państwo i Społeczeństwo 2003, nr 1, s. 113-129.
- stosunki polsko-saudyjskie; Saudi Arabia; Poland-Saudi Arabia relations; Poland; King Abdulaziz; Prince Faisal
"Official contacts between Poland and rulers of the Arabian Peninsula were established in the 1920’s. This development was connected with the political situation in the two locations. The First World War had brought back independence to Poland, along with several other states in Europę, and eventful transformations also in Arabia. The fali of the Ottoman Empire, which included the territories of the Arabian Peninsula, resulted in a number of local sheikdoms gaining independence. In particular, in the center of the Peninsula, in Nejd, power was established and strengthened by Abdulaziz Ibn Abd ar-Rahman (called Ibn Sa’ud by Europeans). In the west, the Kingdom of Hijaz was set up in 1916 by sheriff Hussein Ibn Ali."(...)
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