Shoura address: King to lay out new road map


Abdullah Al-Hatilah

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will deliver his annual Shoura Council address on Wednesday (Dec. 13).

In his address to the second year of the Council’s 7th session, the King is expected to announce Saudi Arabia’s foreign, domestic and economic policies in light of the local, regional and international developments.

The King will also speak about the Kingdom’s plans for sustainable development in various fields.

Shoura members said the King’s address will touch on the current comprehensive reforms and the Kingdom’s determination to serve Haj and Umrah pilgrims with excellent services.

King Salman is expected to shed light on a number of regional issues particularly the situation in Yemen which resulted from Iran’s continuous support for Houthis.

The members said King Salman will speak about the Syrian crisis and the plight of the Syrian people resulting from the inhuman practices of President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime which is being supported by Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.

The King will also touch on the situation in Iraq and Lebanon in addition to other Arab and Islamic countries.

The Shoura members said the King will reiterate the Kingdom’s determination to fight terrorism and extremism and to confront terrorist organizations through continuous cooperation and coordination with peace-loving countries.

King Salman is also expected to express his support for the Council and ask all members to shoulder their responsibilities toward the homeland and citizens. The King will ask the Council to play its role in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and urge the members to contribute positively to the National Transformation Program 2020.