Saudi Arabia’s King Salman greets Saudis, Muslims around the world on eve of Eid Al-Fitr

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman greets Saudis, Muslims around the world on eve of Eid Al-Fitr
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Updated 12 May 2021

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman greets Saudis, Muslims around the world on eve of Eid Al-Fitr

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman greets Saudis, Muslims around the world on eve of Eid Al-Fitr
  • King Salman said this Eid is an occasion to overcome the ordeal that the world has suffered from COVID-19
  • Saudi Arabia has been working to reject extremism and combat terrorism, the king said

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman extended greetings on Wednesday to Saudi citizens and residents and Muslims all over the world on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.
The statement was delivered by Acting Minister of Information Majid Al-Qasabi on behalf of the king.
The king said this Eid is an occasion to overcome the ordeal that the world has suffered from the health, social and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
King Salman said he was “optimistic about the positive steps in place to achieve stability in the Arab world, so that security and prosperity prevail for all parts of the globe.”
Saudi Arabia, since its establishment by King Abdulaziz, has been working to reject extremism and combat terrorism, and has always stood with the international community to serve world security and restore peace, the king said.
On Muslim pilgrimage, the king said the Kingdom strives to serve and care for worshippers and pilgrims for Hajj and Umrah at the Two Holy Mosques, “a service that we are honored to do,” adding: “We are proud of our daughters’ contribution within the Hajj and Umrah security teams.”
He said the Saudi government has taken several measures this year and focused their attention on protecting them and providing them with the highest safety standards in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
“Combating this pandemic that has befallen the world requires all of us to adhere to the health measures announced by the Ministry of Health, including social distancing, and the need to receive the vaccine, which will work to immunize our dear community of citizens and residents,” the king said.
He added that the Kingdom will continue to work within the international community to confront this epidemic, stressing the Kingdom’s humanitarian role in preserving the achievements and to completely overcome all the effects of the pandemic.
King Salman also thanked those who are stationed in the military, civil and health agencies for spending Eid far away from their families.