Jeddah —No one will be allowed to attack the sovereignty of the Kingdom or tamper with its security, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, said in a statement on the occasion of the 88th Saudi National Day on Sunday.

The Crown Prince stressed that Saudi Arabia would remain steadfast in the principles of tolerant Islam, the religion of moderation, and in fighting extremism and terrorism.

Crown Prince Muhammad said the occasion of National Day is one to recall the achievements of the country’s founder, the late King Abdul Aziz and his sons.

“Our great country celebrates this day by recalling its founder King Abdul Aziz Al Saud — may Allah have mercy on him — who with Allah Almighty’s blessings united this nation and laid the pillars of the state and after him the righteousness sons to complete the process of building this great entity.”

The Crown Prince highlighted the efforts of the Saudi people to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030 and underlined the success of the last Haj season.

“On this day, we take pride in our dear homeland and its achievements and its stature on international, Islamic and Arab level and its influential role in achieving regional and international security and peace. We are proud of developmental achievements and economic prosperity and social security thanks to the efforts of its sons and daughters.”

The Crown Prince said the success and achievements were possible thanks to the convergence of all government agencies and the establishment of the principles of transparency and justice to promote integrity and fight corruption and the efforts to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030, which looks forward to the future and seeks to put the Kingdom in the forefront of nations with continuous follow-up, support and generous guidance from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.

Crown Prince Muhammad said: “This cherished occasion requires us to thank Allah Almighty for the generosity of our country to serve the Two Holy Mosques and to care for Haj and Umrah pilgrims and visitors, which has been reflected in the great success of the last Haj season.”

The Crown Prince paid tribute to “the generous efforts of countrymen in all fields, foremost among them the soldiers of the homeland and its security personnel, who have written the finest heroic epics to defend the religion and the homeland.”

He prayed to Allah Almighty for forgiveness and mercy for the martyrs and health to those recovering.