Saudi National Day Celebrations 2014

Oct 14, 2014   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Australia Nabil Al Saleh held an official reception in the Australian capital Canberra on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 84th Saudi National Day.

The Ceremony was attended by Bruce Scott Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chris Cannan Chief of Protocol in Australia, Philip Ruddock MP, a number of public and political Australian figures and Ambassadors of Arab, Islamic and foreign States, members of the Diplomatic Corps, members of the Embassy, the Cultural Attaché and Arab students in Australia, where they all have been welcomed by Mr. Nabil bin Mohammed Al Saleh, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Australia, the Chancellor Dr. Hassan Al-Ansari, the Vice Ambassador and Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Taleb, the cultural attaché.

The official ceremony started by exchanging greetings and best wishes to both countries by Ambassador Al-Saleh and Chief of Protocol Mr Cannan, followed by the Royal Saudi anthem and the Australian national anthem.

Message from the Honourable Tony Abbott, Prime Minister

“We are working together in a range of forums, including the United Nations and the G20, and share a commitment to global peace and security.”

“I am pleased to provide this message for everyone celebrating Saudi National Day and I convey my best wishes to his majesty King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, his government, and the people of Saudi Arabia. This occasion is the opportunity for the people of Saudi heritage to come together in celebration of the history, achievements, and the culture of the modern Saudi state. Australia values the strong constructive relationship between our two countries. Saudi Arabia is our second largest trading partner in the Middle East, with total two-way trade valued at 2.2 billion Australian dollars. The recently established Saudi Australia Business Council will also promote even greater growth, investment, and prosperity for both our countries. Over ten thousand Saudi students study here in Australia, representing the largest group of students from the Middle East. We are also working together in a range of forums, including the United Nations and the G20, and share a commitment to global peace and security. I am confident that the friendship between Australia and Saudi Arabia will continue to strengthen and flourish in the years to come. I send my best wishes to you all and I wish you an enjoyable Saudi National Day.”

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