Saudi Arabia is a transparent state, seeks to achieve global stability, peace by fighting terrorism

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Updated 23 September 2017

Saudi Arabia is a transparent state, seeks to achieve global stability, peace by fighting terrorism

JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, stressed that the 87th National Day is an occasion to recall the achievements of the country’s founder King Abdul Aziz.
The crown prince delivered a speech, in which he said: “We thank God for everything he granted us and our Kingdom to serve pilgrims and for stability, safety and prosperity in the Kingdom. All of this prompts us to keep evolving and exerting more efforts to achieve success and development.”
He added: “On this great occasion, we feel that the Kingdom has become an important state with a pioneering role at the regional and international levels, and has an objective to achieve international security and lasting peace. After all, the Kingdom is an active member in the G20, the world’s strongest 20 economies, and is keen to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 that represents the beginning of a new phase of hard work for a better future, with the same Islamic values.
“The Kingdom has proved it is a just and transparent state that is still seeking to achieve the world’s stability and peace by fighting terrorism,” he added.
Under the leadership of King Salman, this country has affirmed its right to uphold the truth and commitment to its principles to achieve justice as well as its quest for the achievement of regional security and world peace with its efforts the international community has witnessed in combating terrorism, eradicating its roots and cutting off its sources, he said.
“We commend the efforts of the protectors of the country and its heroic soldiers who sacrificially risk their lives to save their religion and homeland, as we also commend the efforts of the security forces to maintain the security of the country, praying to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy upon their souls of the martyrs and the high status in paradise, and a speedy recovery for the injured,” the crown prince said.

UAE celebrates Saudi National Day

Updated 23 September 2018

UAE celebrates Saudi National Day

DUBAI: The celebratory mood to mark Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day has reached as far as New York, with Nasdaq displaying images of the Kingdom’s rulers at its tower on Times Square in New York while Dubai carrier Emirates is pulling out all the stops to join in the festivities.

The Dubai airline operated a special one-off A380 service, known as EK 813 and EK 814, on Sunday to the capital city of Riyadh, touching down at King Khalid International Airport at 3:30pm. The return flight was scheduled to depart at 6:50pm.

A YouTube video from Emirates also showed crew handing out scarves embroidered with the countries’ flags, as well as white roses, to passengers while boarding the A380 aircraft.


Nasdaq Dubai, the UAE-based operations of the New York equities exchange, posted: “Best wishes from #NasdaqDubai to #SaudiArabia on the occasion of the 88th National day” in its Twitter account, along with photos containing images of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed being projected on a huge electronic billboard. A separate tweet also showed an 11-second video with the merged UAE and Saudi Arabian flags fluttering on the billboard.



Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, will be illuminated in the national flag of Saudi Arabia, in a display of friendship between the UAE and its Gulf neighbor.

In the UAE’s capital, the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police decorated 88 of their cars – one for every year being celebrated – with the flags of Saudi Arabia and the UAE and the words “Together Forever.”

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways’ Wesam Sameer Al-Najjar, the only Saudi National A380 pilot in the world, together with Captain Ahmed Almalood from the UAE, flew the A380 Year of Zayed aircraft to Jeddah for a special one-off service to mark the event.