- Kuwait Times Extra
The first day of Libra on the horoscope, Sept 23, marks a glorious historic day that witnessed the major patriotic epic that led to the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as one entity and a strong cohesive country in 1351AH / 1932 AD when the late King Abdelaziz bin Abdelrahman Al Saud completed the unification of all the country’s components and declared the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The day also brings back memories of a dear occasion for every citizen making them remember the sacrifices of the forefathers who established this vast entity and gives them the motive to protect it as well as the gains while continuing the construction of the country and fortify its foundations for the coming generations.
Then when he established the pillars of security and stability for this great country, the civilized, economic, educational and cultural march began along with all other fields covering the entire country to place the country at the threshold of the future. His sons Kings Saud, Faisal, Khalid and Fahad (May Almighty Allah bestow His mercy on them) and continued the legacy of the founding king as far as complying with the edicts of the religion of Islam, serving the country and continued the march of building and flourishing as the kingdom witnessed a comprehensive renaissance in all fields during their reigns.
Then since the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdallah bin Abdelaziz assumed power, the kingdom enjoyed a distinguished period of luxury and prosperity as his efforts aim at the interest of the Saudi citizen; as the educational, health and social security fields witnessed quality moves with the increase of the number of universities, hospitals and social security allocations. King Abdallah program for foreign scholarships began to give its fruits after sending more than 150,000 students abroad to learn and they will come back to participate in the development and building process.
That confirms the keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on employing all national resources to serve the citizen. He, with his extensive experience in the political and administrative affairs, was able to continue the developmental march and take the kingdom to new levels in all fields despite all the regional and international circumstances that surrounded the area and the kingdom, enabling it to take a leading position in both the Arab and Muslim worlds, in addition to religious, political and economic influence it enjoys as well as the principals it relies on in politics and international relations that are derived from the Islamic ideology, Arab values and the wise policies of its leadership.
Saudi women enjoyed the attention of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques as he sought the opening of several fields for their participation with the Saudi men in the building process of the society, as his latest initiative was his instructions to have women becoming members of the shura council and to have the right to run for municipal councils membership as well as vote there.
As for the strategy of the kingdom’s leadership to protect those gains, it relies on adhering to the Islamic ideology both in rhetoric and deeds, second maintaining the Arab identity, third maintaining the country’s unity and the integrity of its lands and fourth providing dignified sustenance for the citizens of the kingdom through economic development plans.
The kingdom always moves out of the fact that it is the cradle of the two Holy Mosques which confirms the Islamic role it is entrusted with as it places the interests of the Arab and Muslim nations on top of its priorities while bearing the religious responsibilities towards the believes and the two Holy Mosques. The construction of the Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina witnessed over more that 14 centuries enormous construction moves, but the expansion for which the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques laid the foundation lately is considered the largest expansion project in the history of the two Holy Mosques, in addition to several developmental projects in the holy sites.
We will not, as we celebrate this auspicious occasion, forget the efforts of the late their Royal Highnesses Princes Sultan bin Abdelaziz and Nayef bin Abdelaziz who departed the kingdom after serving the religion, the king and the country as they gave all to the country and its citizens and we pray that Almighty Allah bestow His mercy on them.
I will not forget at this point to point to the strong relations between the two sisterly countries the Kingdom and Kuwait, as days proved that they became a model for relations between countries. Contacts are continuing at all levels as they increase the strength of relations at both the official and popular levels,
I would like on the occasion of the National Day, to congratulate the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Abdallah bin Abdelaziz al Saud, HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdelaziz al Saud, the ruling family and Saudi people. I ask Almighty Allah to protect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against all evil and to bring back this occasion with pride.
May Almighty Allah keep the bounties of security, stability and prosperity on the Kingdom, its sister Kuwait, the Arab and Muslim nations. May he keep and protect Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Abdallah bin Abdelaziz al Saud and His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
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