Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud opened here yesterday the Sixth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Municipal Work Conference.
A number of GCC ministers concerned with municipal affairs and specialized experts are participating in the four-day conference which is organized by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
Before delivering a prepared speech on the occasion, Prince Naif made remarks in which he congratulated Saudi leaders and people on their loyal and noble stand saying that 'some evil people yesterday wanted to make the kingdom a place for chaos and marches that are void of noble goals, but they proved that they do not know the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.'
Prince Naif, 'Here, there are aware people, generous people and loyal people who do not get deceived by lies. They know themselves. Our people have proved to the whole world that they are at the helm of cohesion with their leadership as one nation clinging to their constitution, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet. We cannot thank the Saudi noble people enough.'
He added, 'I am fully confident that this had a significant effect on the heart and mind of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Today, as we say thank you and congratulate our king on his people; tomorrow, we will say thank you to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and congratulate the people on their king.'
Prince Naif said, 'In addition to thanking all Saudi citizens, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh, our scholars and Imams of mosques and all sane people of this country. They responded strongly and trustingly in God Almighty to the evil people who want us evil, but, thank God, we secured this country and all its interests. This is a summary of what I wanted to say although I have a lot to say to the people who raised our heads in front of the whole world. Thank God.'
In his prepared speech to the conference, Prince Naif highlighted security, stability, development and prosperity the GCC countries and people enjoy due to adherence to Islam and GCC leaders' great efforts calling on the people to maintain these achievements.
Prince Naif underlined GCC leaders' care for GCC municipal work calling for more coordination and cooperation among GCC municipal authorities.