Foreign ambassadors congratulate Saudi leadership, people on National Day

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A Saudi boy waves national flag as he hang out the window of a car during celebrations marking National Day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi people walk past a poster depicting Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman during the 89th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 23, 2019. (REUTERS)
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Saudi people wearing traditional clothes perform during the 89th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 23, 2019. (REUTERS)
Updated 24 September 2019

Foreign ambassadors congratulate Saudi leadership, people on National Day

  • The relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia is strong and multifaceted
  • The flagship initiatives of the government of India and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 complement each other

RIYADH: Heads of foreign missions in Riyadh congratulated King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi people on National Day, wishing them all further progress and prosperity.

US Ambassador John Abizaid 

On behalf of President Donald Trump and all my colleagues here at the Embassy and the Consulate, I extend our congratulations to the king, the crown prince and the people of Saudi Arabia on National Day. As the president noted in his message to King Salman, the US-Saudi partnership is more vital than ever, particularly as we confront regional security challenges and work hand-in-hand to achieve shared economic and political objectives.
The relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia is strong and multifaceted. We work together every day to promote prosperity and economic development, protect the security of the two countries, and build people-to-people ties that keep our relationship strong. We have supported one another for decades and look forward to many more years of beneficial partnership.
I wish the people of Saudi Arabia success and prosperity this year, and in the years to come. Happy National Day.

British Ambassador Simon Collis

Saudi Arabia has a long and rich history, and through this history the UK and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed partnership, starting when Capt. William Shakespear became the first foreign person to sign an agreement with King Abdul Aziz.
Shakespear, a British explorer and diplomat, was a trusted friend that King Abdul Aziz called “brother” and made him his military adviser, and it was due to their closeness that Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a treaty to formalize a friendship that endures to this day.
From that day until today, we have considered ourselves a friend and partner for Saudi Arabia to help achieve its ambitions and support its goals in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

Australian Ambassador Ridwaan Jadwat

I would like to congratulate and extend my sincere best wishes to King Salman, the government and the people of Saudi Arabia on their National Day. Have a great day.

 

Pakistani Ambassador Raja Ali Ejaz

I am overwhelmed with joy to celebrate the National Day of the Kingdom with my Saudi brethren. On this auspicious occasion, I would like to present my heartfelt congratulations to the king, the crown prince and the people of Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are strategic allies and have always maintained close cooperation. Our relations are based on shared cultural values and common world view. The people of Pakistan hold the Saudi leadership in high esteem. The visionary leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has put Saudi Arabia on a trajectory of development, and the Kingdom is now moving fast on the track to progress and prosperity.
Saudi Arabia has always been an advocate of stability, peace and harmony in the region and the world. I, as an ambassador of Pakistan, vow to make consistent efforts to further expand bilateral cooperation in all fields for the benefit of our people.

Dya-Eddine Bamakhrama, Djibouti Ambassador and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Riyadh

On behalf of the diplomatic corps, I congratulate the king, the crown prince and the Saudi people on the National Day, wishing the leadership and people further progress and prosperity.
The Kingdom’s leading position and pivotal role in world politics and economics means its security and stability is important to all countries of the world.

Indian Ambassador Ausaf Sayeed

On behalf of the government, the people of India and myself, I take great pleasure in extending warm greetings to the king, the crown prince and the people of Saudi Arabia on National Day. India and Saudi Arabia enjoy cordial and friendly relations reflecting the centuries-old economic and socio-cultural ties. The strong political will, dynamic economic engagement and warmth and goodwill of the people have nurtured the relationship into a strategic partnership. Saudi Arabia is India’s fourth-largest trading partner and a reliable partner in meeting India’s energy needs. The flagship initiatives of the government of India and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 complement each other. The relationship between our two countries has taken an upward trajectory and transformed into a strategic partnership.                                           

 


Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

Updated 13 November 2019

Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

  • Organizers promise this year’s line-up of international stars at Diriyah event will be bigger than ever

RIYADH: The first of the major international music acts that will perform at the Diriyah E-Prix this month will be announced on Wednesday.

There were incredible scenes at the event last year when David Guetta, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab, Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo rocked the UNESCO World Heritage site. About 40,000 fans flocked to the Diriyah Circuit, on the outskirts of Riyadh, for the after-race concerts, the first unsegregated music events in Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for even bigger and better things this year, with the promise of another two nights of unmissable music on Nov. 22 and 23 as the E-Prix racing returns.

“If you were one of the 40,000 who were lucky enough to be part of that watershed moment (last year) for the Kingdom, believe me, you have not seen anything yet,” said Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority.

“Last year we told people before we announced (the acts) they should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Once we revealed who was coming, the tickets sold out incredibly quickly. This year will be the same but even bigger, so for music fans who want to enjoy the biggest concerts in Saudi Arabia, the smart move is to get your ticket now.”

The Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series, with a double header of races. It also marks the start of Diriyah Season, a month of sport, entertainment, art, cultural festivities, food and retail experiences. Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix, which include entry to the after-race concerts, are available at www.diriyahseason.sa.