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King Fahd's address to Shura Council
The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz today launched the second year of the second session of the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura).

In a key address, King Fahd recalled that the first five-year session was a continuation to the shura approach applied by all three reigns of the 250-year old Saudi state including the current more-than-70-year-old state since its unification by the late King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud.  Since that time, the Saudi state has been based on the principles of consultation whose shura councils were based for their part on adherence to Islamic instructions, commitment to the sources of Islamic legislation and observance of national interests of the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The King added that this “link was enhanced by the policy of the open door, application of justice for all and providing equal chances for everybody.”

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