For a year of continuous work at internal and external levels, we have tried to evaluate the achievements and challenges we faced, and looked with optimism to what we will do in the future. Our guiding principle is our faith, and then the efforts of dedicated citizens who trustfully shoulder the preservation of this magnificent edifice with its security, stability, and safety of residents, sensing the importance of engaging in the development of all state facilities to raise their efficiency. Despite the successes, we still see them fall short of our ambitions since we aspire for more of what will be bountiful for our people.
Since we are in a changing world, we are determined to continue the development process, the economic liberalization, enhancement of the efficiency of administrative work, and employment of balanced policies for a bright future. We have harvested what parents and grandparents planted. Our responsibility multiplies; for the children and grandchildren to reap the maximum benefit, quantity is not as important as the quality of the crop.
The stability and unity of the nation are the safety valve, and we do not allow any threat to the national unity and security of society. Reviving tribal pride and playing on the strings of sectarian conflict as well as labeling segments of society and using derogatory epithets and names are contrary to Islam, to its spirit of tolerance, and its contents.
The holding fast to national unity and cementing its contents are of prior necessity. Each of us must put those as one's task, and we hope they will be of your interests and of the deliberations of your honorable Council. The continuation of national dialogue as a way of life and approach to dealing with all issues along with broadening participation among all segments of Saudi society is of utmost importance for the promotion of national unity, addressing local issues, and creating a channel for responsible expression of opinion. These are objectives grounding King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue which we established several years ago because we are convinced of its importance as an umbrella for proper national dialogue.
The security of the homeland has been one of the foremost duties with which the security agencies are honored to perform, and have proven their ability in confronting terrorism. These agencies are determined to achieve more successes in the light of their leaders and personnel who are qualified scientifically and professionally. They, with Almighty help, will be able to preserve the achievements of development.
Experience and events have proven that the citizen is the first security man and an important partner in the achievements the security agencies have writ large in defeating claims of false and deviant opinions, and in thwarting terrorist plots hatched by the deviant groups targeting the country's security. These deviant groups used religion to lure the nation's sons through adopting an erroneous, false and extremist religious interpretation. Our religion is innocent of all these claims; it is a religion of mercy, tolerance and forgiveness.
In addition to the importance of national security, water security is also no less important. It is one of the strategic objectives of the development plans in the Kingdom which is supporting it through the expansion of establishing desalination plants and building dams that help enhance the wealth resources of underground water. Careful to cut the expenses of now used means of water production, the State has adopted the national initiative for the desalination of salt water through the use of solar energy scheduled to for implementation in three phases over a period of nine years.
In order to preserve this national wealth which forms the sinews of life and core of development, the State approved relevant laws and regulations that organize the use of water resources for the optimum benefit of the Public good, in addition to initiating advanced centers of research and water technologies in accordance with the most modern technical and scientific standards, placing our country on a bar with pioneering countries in salt water desalination.
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