Last year, we marked Saudi Arabia’s National Day less than two weeks after the unprecedented attacks on Aramco’s facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais. It was a defining time in our history as we collectively rose to the challenge, demonstrating our determination as well as our resilience to the world.
This year, as we celebrate the Kingdom’s 90th National Day, we once again find ourselves facing yet another defining point with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has paralyzed significant parts of the global economy.
In Saudi Arabia, every effort is being made to limit the impact of COVID-19, and in recent weeks, the trend has been going in the right direction. This is directly due to the relentless dedication of many heroes across this great country — from the health care workers who are standing tall on the front lines to every individual who continues to be vigilant to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among their family, friends, and colleagues.
At Aramco, we are also doing all we can to ensure the well-being, health, and safety of our employees and their dependents, as well as our contractors and communities.
We have demonstrated our resilience by continuing to provide an uninterrupted supply of energy to customers around the world while delivering on commitments to our shareholders. We have also continued to invest in key areas, including completing the acquisition of SABIC, as well as the ongoing pursuit of promising initiatives that support the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve its climate change and sustainability objectives.
We can be proud of what we have accomplished in the past year as a key contributor to the Kingdom and in support of the far-reaching Saudi Vision 2030. We should also be confident about all that we can achieve together going forward. My confidence in our continued success is based on the dedication you bring to our company and on your demonstrated ability to deliver no matter what challenges come at us.
So, as we celebrate our beloved country’s National Day, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your individual and collective contributions to the company, to the Kingdom and to building a better future for all. Whether you are celebrating at home with family, or going out to take part in activities in the community such as the many programs at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), I also urge you all to continue to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. Stay safe!
President and CEO
— The Arabian Sun: September 22, 2020 | Vol. LXXV, No. 37