Riyadh: Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, received here today Chief of General Staff, Hussein bin Abdullah Al-Qabil; Deputy Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Hussein; Commanders of Branches of Armed Forces; and commanders and senior officers of the Armed Forces, who came to greet and congratulate him on the blessed Eid Al-Adha.
Addressing the audience, the Crown Prince said, ‘Praise be to Allah Almighty for bestowing many blessings upon the Kingdom and the most important one is the presence of the Two Holy Mosques. What I have seen this year of the success of Haj season has been an outcome of the State’s efforts under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in providing all facilities to pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors. Our security forces, National Guard and Armed Forces have contributed to the success of this year’s Haj season. We should praise Allah Almighty for the blessing of security and stability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ‘
The audience was attended by Prince Naif bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Adviser at the Office of Minister of Defense; Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Special Adviser and Supervisor of Office and Special Affairs of the Crown Prince; and Director General of the Office of Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan