The blessed holiday of ‘Id al-Adha next week comes at a time of cautious optimism for all of us.
On the positive side, COVID-19 vaccines are proving effective and there are hopeful signs that a global recovery is underway. Yet, the recent rise in cases is concerning, and we know from experience how quickly the situation can turn. We have a responsibility to stay safe, stay vigilant and work together to ensure the continuity of our essential operations.
I am pleased that many employees and their families are getting vaccinated. Getting fully vaccinated is the single biggest step any of us can take to end the pandemic. Our colleagues at John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare have done an outstanding job on our vaccine program and they deserve our gratitude. I also want to express my appreciation for our colleagues in remote areas who will be spending this holiday away from their families, as well as all of those working hard to support the Kingdom’s efforts to host a safe and successful Hajj.
I hope you all have a chance to safely reconnect with your loved ones this holiday, and that you also rest and recharge. As we reflect on our blessings during this ‘Id, I want to thank you all for your continued commitment, hard work, and support.
This pandemic has truly tested us, but I am looking ahead to the second half of 2021 with hope and optimism, knowing that we will get through it together.
I wish you all a happy, safe, and peaceful ‘Id.
Amin Nasser, president and CEO
— The Arabian Sun: July 14, 2021 | Vol. LXXVI, No. 27