2006 News Story

King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan address the nation

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz addressed the nation last night on the occasion of the Eid Al-Fitr.

In the joint address, which was read on Saudi TV by Minister of Culture and Information Iyad Madani, the two leaders congratulated Muslims on the Eid Al-Fitr.

They called on Muslims to show unity in order to confront today’s challenges, and to uphold the Islamic values adopted during Ramadan throughout the year.

They expressed the hope that the Eid would usher in a period of progress, prosperity and goodwill to the Muslim community, as the Prophet Muhammad’s message is one of love, tolerance, mercy, solidarity and benevolence. They noted that the Eid is an opportunity to spread love, brotherhood and joy.

They also called on Saudis to stand united and work together to strengthen the Kingdom’s security and development. In addition, the King and the Crown Prince remembered those security members who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Before departing for Jeddah today, King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan performed prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. Last night, the King visited the Jamarat Bridge project in Mina to review its progress.

In honor of the Eid, the King has received numerous congratulations from leaders around the world. He also sent Eid greetings to a number of Muslim leaders.