RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday expressed on the occasion of the Saudi Founding Day its pride in the Kingdom’s “deep roots” and the close connection of its citizens with their leadership, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

In its weekly session, chaired by King Salman, the Saudi council of ministers expressed pride in the “deep roots of this blessed country and the stability it established, achieving justice, cohesion of its citizens, and its steadfastness in the face of challenges.”

Saudi Arabia marks on Wednesday, February 22, the founding of the Saudi state which dates back to three centuries ago.