Crown Prince Salman delivers National Day speech

September 22, 2012

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz delivered an address to the nation today on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the modern Saudi state.

“Today marks the 82nd anniversary of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during which we recall the efforts of fathers and grandfathers to unify this country on the basis of tolerant Sharia,” he said. “I congratulate the people of this dear country, men and women, on what we are witnessing of safety, security, growth and stability under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who has made all efforts and mobilized the state’s potentials and resources to achieve the aspirations of citizens for security and prosperity.”

Crown Prince Salman continued, “I am happy on this day and every (other) day to share with you pride and hopes: the pride of what has been achieved in our country, including all sectors and in all regions witnessing security and stability, and the hope that these achievements are a source for the interest of the country and citizens who are the main objective of each project.”

The Crown Prince noted that the Kingdom “works for the interest of Islam, Muslims and all humankind,” characterizing it as “a safety valve, a sincere reference and trustworthy in reconciling the various parties.” He declared, “The Kingdom’s policy [deserves] all appreciation and respect of the world and its various bodies.”

However, Crown Prince Salman warned, “What is happening in some parts of the region [involving] strife and unrest necessitates that we shall all be more cautious and eager [towards] security and stability, which are the main source of all development and progress.” He added, “The Kingdom’s honor of the responsibility of care for the Two Holy Mosques and the blessings of security, safety and resources necessitate that we all make all efforts to protect these achievements.”

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