The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia September 23 celebrated its 80th National
On this occasion, President of the
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities Prince Sultan bin
Salman commended the country’s leaders for pursuing a national
development policy that has enabled the Kingdom to make
substantial achievements in all fields.
“The Saudi leadership has set cultural and economic developments
as key objectives to be achieved through its sustained support for
modern projects, new plans and regulations in line with the rapid
developments taking place in the outside world,” the prince said
in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
“During the current era of Custodian
of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, the Kingdom has been
witnessing enormous achievements and developments making the
Kingdom a model state with additional stress on Islam and original
Arab culture,” said President General of the Youth Welfare
Presidency Prince Sultan bin Fahd.
He also described King Abdullah’s
reign as an era of all-round progress.
Assistant Minister of Culture and Information Prince Turki bin
Sultan underscored the significance of the day as a historical,
cultural, and humanitarian occasion.
He added that the Kingdom’s founder
King Abdul Aziz was a well-accomplished political leader who
helped revive Islamic values and applied Islamic Shariah.
Chairman of the Shoura Council Abdullah Al-Asheikh noted that the
Kingdom has been striving to preserve fundamental Islamic
principles and following the path paved by King Abdul Aziz.
He added that the king has initiated
a culture of dialogue both at home and abroad and has been working
to protect human rights in accordance with the law.
“The strategic partnership between our two brotherly countries is
deeply rooted in history and the relations have always been
cordial and unique,” said Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom
Umar Khan Alisherzai.
“The government and people of
Pakistan highly appreciated the generosity and help of the Kingdom
during the recent floods. Saudi Arabia has always supported
Pakistan in difficult times,” he added.
Meanwhile, Saudi flags were selling
like hot cakes across the Kingdom on Wednesday. Flags of varying
sizes and other types of Saudi memorabilia, such as caps and
stickers carrying the national emblem of two swords and a palm
tree, have been in great demand.
Car body workshops have also been
busy over the last week decorating the cars of young Saudis with
the color green and using the Saudi logo.