Sri Lankan officials welcome first group of Hajis

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Updated 16 September 2013
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Sri Lankan officials welcome first group of Hajis

The first Haj flight of Sri Lankan pilgrims was welcomed by Sri Lankan Ambassador Vadivel Krishnamoorthy, Consul General Adambawa Uthumalebbe and other Haj officials on Friday at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
This year a total of 2,240 Sri Lankan pilgrims will perform Haj. On Saturday 175 pilgrims have arrived, 200 arrived on Sunday and the rest will arrive by Oct. 9 on flights by Sri Lankan Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Uthumalebbe told Arab News that this year a medical team of four doctors with five assistants are included.
They will facilitate Sri Lankan pilgrims who need medical treatment during Haj. The consulate in Jeddah will hire 25 volunteers to guide and help the pilgrims during Haj rituals.


Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince meets with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince meets with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday.

The Saudi Crown Prince stressed the importance of Saudi-US strategic partnership and the future role of this partnership in accordance with the vision of the Kingdom 2030.