9/30/2015 12:43 PM - Today we celebrate the legacy left by the founder of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud which has been honoured and upheld by successive kings who have successfully led the nation through a variety of challenges and changes. On our 85th National Day (Hijri calendar), we recall the development of the Kingdom since reunification.
The Kingdom has gone from a disparate array of acrimonious and divided tribes to a united country in which approximately 30 million people find security, stability and the benefits of a thriving economy. Under the leadership of King Abdulaziz and his sons, King Saud, King Faisal, King Khalid, King Fahd, King Abdullah and our current leader Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Kingdom has transformed from an undeveloped area of desert and created a modern developed society in less than a century.
Today, the Kingdom offers a highly developed infrastructure to support economic growth and investment, free public education, and health care systems for all citizens, as well as an extensive social services programme. The Government under the prudent and wise leadership of King Salman, is dedicated to building a society based on the true teachings of Islam, whilst also confronting the forces of radical hatred and division.
With its consistent political stability, abundant energy reserves, and important position in the world, and guided by a foreign policy that focuses on Arab unity, Islamic solidarity and peaceful coexistence, Saudi Arabia is a strong advocate of peace, security and constructive cooperation throughout the world.