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On the occasion of the ninety-third National Day of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Chairman of the National Society for Human Rights, Mr. Khalid bin Abdul Rahman Al-Fakhri, has expressed his sincere congratulations and blessings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister – may God protect them – as well as to the honorable Saudi people by the founding leader King Abdulaziz, may God rest his soul, praying to God Almighty to perpetuate the security and stability of the Kingdom.

In addition, the Chairman has said that the National Day is the day of a nation in which its unity was embodied by commitment to and advocacy of the true religion of Islam. On this day, we are all proud of the Kingdom’s comprehensive development in all sectors through ambitious programs and projects as well as reforms achieved in accordance with the framework of Vision 2030.  This is in addition to those related to human development, health care, economic diversification and quality of life and the projects that are directly and indirectly related to human rights and that aimed at creating a prosperous and sustainable future for the country.

The Chairman of the Society has also stressed that the Kingdom has achieved important transformations in many areas that had great impact on the improvement of human rights at the national level.  For more illustration, the Society has monitored many achievements and reforms during a year of continuous good and construction reforms. The most prominent of these achievements are supporting the rights of persons with disabilities, organizing civil transactions between individuals, approving clear controls to stop services, in addition to developing a national policy to encourage equal opportunities and equal treatment in employment and profession in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  This is in addition to establishing a program entitled (Generosity) to support the community by adopting sustainable development projects as well as developing the system of specialized legislation. He has also pointed out that this reflects the extent of the state’s stubbornness and interest in human rights and protection. This has strengthened its regional and international position in this field and other achievements related to human rights.

On the international level, Al-Fakhri has pointed out that the Society has monitored the Kingdom’s efforts during the recent period, which confirms the approach of the Kingdom’s leadership to support human rights regardless of gender, color or birth.

This is highlighted through the Kingdom’s diplomatic and humanitarian efforts and assistance to the affected countries, in addition to the pivotal role played by the Kingdom in order to support dialogue, tolerance, moderation and the rejection of extremism, which resulted in the adoption of a draft resolution (combating religious hatred), by the United Nations Human Rights Council which the Kingdom called for as an embodiment of the principles of respect for religions and cultures.

Finally, Mr. Al-Fakhri has concluded his speech by saying that the celebration of the 93rd National Day is an important platform to strengthen national cohesion, renounce division, difference, enhance interest in protecting and promoting human rights in our country, spread awareness of its culture among citizens and officials, achieve cooperation and joint coordination, and take all necessary means to preserve and promote them in order to achieve progress in our country and society in light of the cohesion and solidarity between the people and the leadership.