King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud is the new King of Saudi Arabia, head of the House of Saud, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He previously served as the deputy governor and then governor of Riyadh for 48 consecutive years from 1963 to 2012. King Salman was crowned as the new King of Saudi Arabia on 23 January 2015 after the demise of his half-brother, King Abdullah.In the short time that he has been King, the people of Saudi Arabia have already begun to see a change in governance policies towards the better. People have welcomed him with open arms and are hopeful that Saudi Arabia will progress even more under the new King’s rule. Here are the top reasons why King Salman is being welcomed with open arms by his country’s citizens;
1-King Salman has openly been supportive of women throughout his life. As Jeddah has become the center point for all important meetings, you can easily see the increase in the number of women attending such meetings, and participating in discussions.
2-King Salman is a sharp man who is always aware of what is going on around him. He is also a well-travelled man, with a modern approach to life.
3-Since his rule began he has become a symbol for religious tolerance, humanity, and equality.
4-He cares deeply for his people and his country. He has been working very hard to generate non-oil revenues for his country.
5-He always keeps the interest of Muslim Ummah first; everything else is secondary for the King. He has taken active actions against terrorism in Syria and Yemen which is commended all over the world.
6-He has shown many instances; when he has not followed other world leaders blindly and has in fact set the way, for many world leaders to follow him, in his short time as King.
7-He is a man with a great heart; his love for his nation and its people is an example of this.
8-He has a broad vision for his governance and for his people.
9-He has helped bridge the gap between different countries in the Gulf region.
10-Even outside the Gulf region, he has kept an exceptional relationship with all other countries.
11-He has personally gotten involved in development projects in Saudi Arabia.
12-He has displayed clear examples of his honesty, during his nearly half a century long rule as governor.
13-He is known to be an avid reader and a deep thinker.
During the previous year, King Salman has taken active steps to support citizens of his country. In the current year, there have been many packages which are announced for the poor Saudis who cannot support their family. Moreover, with the improvements in Nitaqat Program, it is ensured that the Saudis get jobs in priority to expatriates. He has also introduced Wage Protection System under which heavy fines are imposed on the employers who don’t pay their employees on time.