On September 23, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its 93rd National Day, after the historic announcement of the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and his naming of this country (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) in 1932, after a unification phase that lasted thirty-two years, which established for this construction and a young state emerged at that time, spreading peace and goodness, searching for knowledge and development, moving steadily towards a better tomorrow for its people and the whole world.
On these days, the Saudis remember a glorious day in which the Saudis became proud of their religion and patriotism under the guidance of the government that made it its first goal of developing, and empowering it to rise among the peoples of the world with pride and dignity.
And they remember this occasion as they live today in a new reality full of huge development projects that stand as a witness to the progress and advancement of the Kingdom similar to developed countries.
This year, the citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia evoke this memory under the slogan "We Dream and Achieve", expressing through this slogan the extent of dreams that have become close and realistic in all fields of the lives of the Kingdom's residents, as it was clearly reflected in the huge projects that the Kingdom bet on through Saudi Vision 2030, which made it consolidate its strength and position to continue to play its important and pivotal role at all levels.
Al Masmak Palace Museum.
Today we live in a distinguished present, and we look forward to an even more distinguished future. We are filled with confidence in the title of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who, has assumed power since 2015, has been making an effort to advance the nation’s journey.
His activities have varied in diverse fields both internally and externally, and were preceded by tasks and achievements at various stages during his assumption of many positions.
His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the young Crown Prince, has always been keen on preserving the Kingdom’s effective role regionally and internationally, taking care of the affairs of its citizens, and striving hard to reach the ranks of developed countries at all levels.
In 2016, His Royal Highness launched the “Kingdom’s Vision 2030”, which is a systematic plan, built on a clear and strong foundation, was accompanied by a serious intention to carry out a series of huge projects and investments in all fields, to invest in the strengths that God has bestowed upon us.
From a distinguished strategic position, and a pioneering investment force, it has been seven years since its launch has achieved many achievements.
Al Diriyah old capital.
Among the achievements, several transformative capabilities have evolved, contributing to tangible results in the government's work system, economy, and society.
It laid the foundations for success in the future, and we gained many experiences that strengthened our confidence in achieving our goals.
The Kingdom plays a major role in maintaining security and stability in the region and enjoys a regional, Arab, Islamic, and international status while playing an active and influential role in international decision-making, and its continuous pursuit of international peace and security.
As one of the major oil producers in the world, Saudi Arabia recognizes its share of the responsibility in strengthening efforts to combat climate change, and the Kingdom is already working on designing innovative solutions to help combat the climate crisis, and in the era of the dawn of renewable energy sources.
Saudi Green Initiatives will support the Kingdom to become a global leader in sustainability.
It must be noted that the relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea are a real partnership, and the leaders of the two countries pay special attention and are keen to strengthen this relationship and raise it to broader horizons in a way that serves the interests of the two countries by developing the paths of economic relations and increasing trade between the two countries and joint investments.
Old Town in Jeddah.
We must also look forward to witnessing the outcomes of historic visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister to the Republic of Korea in November last year, which contributed to strengthening the historical relations between the two countries, which resulted in the signing of more than 26 agreements worth 30 billion dollars in economic, developmental, cultural investment and other areas.
I must point out here that the Republic of Korea is a strategic partner of the Kingdom in Vision 2030 under the Memorandum of Cooperation “Saudi-Korean Vision 2030”, which was signed in October of 2017.
This is a clear indication that the Kingdom considers Korea to be an important economic partner for the realization of its Vision 2030 and an active participation in accompanying programs and cities such as Neom City, The Line, Oxagon, and others.