Message of His Excellency the Ambassador on National Day of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
On this auspicious occasion of 82nd National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on behalf of Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan, its allied departments and its staff, I present my heartiest felicitations to the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Interior Minister Prince Ahmad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and to the whole Saudi nation. I would also like to pay my best compliments and thanks to the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its people for joining their Saudi brethren on the occasion of 82nd National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The National Day of Saudi Arabia is celebrated to mark the eventful day of 23rd September 1932, when the founder of Kingdom KingAbdulAziz binAbdul RahmanAl-Saud laid the foundation of the Kingdom of SaudiArabia. Today, the Kingdom has emerged as a prosperous welfare state with enormous achievements in political, economic, social, cultural, industrial and agricultural domains. Saudi Arabia's winning of 8th position among the world's 10 high growth economies of 2012 listed by the International Monetary Fund reflects its economic strength and stability. Since the day of its formation, the Kingdom is engaged in serving the Muslim Ummah and working for its unity. To address the recent challenges faced by Ummah, KhadimAl- Harmain Al-Sharifain, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz AlSaud, invited Muslim leaders and intellectuals to the 'Extraordinary Islamic Solidarity Summit' at Makkah AlMukarramah this year on 26-27 Ramadan. Service to Muslim Ummah by facilitating the Hajj and Umrah rituals is a unique honour of SaudiArabia, for which it has committed its all resources and capabilities. Kahdim Al-Harmain Al-Shareefain King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has launched huge projects for the expansion of The Two Holy Mosques atMakkah and Madinah. After the completion of latest expansions the Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabwi will be able to accommodate more than 2.5 million and 1.6 millionworshippers respectively. Among the comity of nations Saudi Arabia has emerged as a leading donor by instantly responding to the humanitarian disasters and natural calamities worldwide, in addition to providing the economic and financial aid to the developing countries. I am pleased to state that Saudi-Pak relations have been extremely strong, intimate and exemplary through all the regimes. SaudiArabia and Pakistan are tied together in time tested fraternal bonds of faith and culture that have further extended to strong politics and commercial relations. During the current year the important visit of His Royal Highness Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and visit of Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohayuddin Khoja, Minister of Information and Culture have significantly contributed to our bilateral relation. Similarly, the 9th session of Saudi-Pak Joint Ministerial Commission that would be held in the middle of September 2012 at Islamabad will surely enhance our bilateral cooperation in all fields. The Saudi Embassy at Islamabad and Consulate General of Saudi Arabia at Karachi are proud to serve their Pakistani brethren by facilitating their travel to theKingdom for Hajj, Umrah, employment and visit purposes.The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad renews the commitment of the people and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stand by their Pakistani brethren through thick and thin. At the end, I extendmymost sincere wishes to the brotherly people of Islamic Republic of Pakistan; and pray to Allah Almighty for the safety of Pakistan and for its continuous progress and prosperity. MayAllah Almighty shower His bounties and blessings on all of us.