Anticipating the celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on September 23, 1932, Minister of Information Dr. Fuad Al-Farsi said that the Saudi National Day stands as a symbol for one of the most important events of the twentieth century and as a starting point for the greatest political and social change the region has ever witnessed.
The founding of the modern Kingdom was the culmination of a heroic thirty-year struggle in an arid land characterized by a difficult climate, achieved by King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud accompanied by only a few brave men. "When we recall the past," said Dr. Al-Farsi, "we realize the great sacrifices made by our fathers and grandfathers ..... King Abdul Aziz was anxious to bring up his sons in the light of the teachings of Islam ..... He taught them to become God-fearing men and to shoulder their responsibility towards their country. ..... countries can never accomplish anything without wise and farsighted leadership ..... The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz has said that "our country enjoys security and stability in an unprecedented manner and has earned the respect of others ... and its relations with others are based on principles of mutual respect".
The Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC hosted a reception on the ning of Friday September 22 in honor of the country's national day, as did Saudi embassies and missions throughout the world.